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Weston Longville

Coordinates: 52°42′00″N 1°07′30″E / 52.7°N 1.125°E / 52.7; 1.125
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Weston Longville
Inside All Saints church
Weston Longville is located in Norfolk
Weston Longville
Weston Longville
Location within Norfolk
Area11.24 km2 (4.34 sq mi)
Population339 (2011)[1]
• Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG112159
Civil parish
  • Weston Longville
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°42′00″N 1°07′30″E / 52.7°N 1.125°E / 52.7; 1.125

Weston Longville is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximately 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Norwich. Its name is derived from the Manor of Longaville in Normandy, France, which owned the local land in the 12th century. It covers an area of 11.24 km2 (4.34 sq mi) and had a population of 303 in 127 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 339 in 144 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.



The villages name means 'West farm/settlement'. 'Longville' after Longueville-sur-Scie, Normandy.[3]

The Domesday book recorded that this manor was under the ownership of the Bishop of Bayeux.

In Weston Longville, Stigand held one berewick TRE of fifty acres of land and twenty acres of meadow. There have always been six bordars and half a plough although it is i the valuation of Snettisham.[4]"

The village was home to the 18th-century clergyman and diarists, James Woodforde and his niece Anna Maria Woodforde.[5] The village pub is named for James.[6] He has a reputation as a man with a fondness for food which comes from the much edited published versions of his diaries; the originals provide a rich and unique insight into 18th-century rural English life.[citation needed] A complete and unabridged edition of his diary has been published in 17 volumes.[7]

A World War II airfield located in the parish is now a turkey farm. Weston Hall and Park, also in the parish, have a golf course and a tourist attraction, the Dinosaur Adventure Park.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-Names - Weston Longville". Retrieved 29 October 2023.
  4. ^ Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 2003. ISBN 0-14-143994-7 p.1076
  5. ^ "Woodforde, James (1740–1803), diarist and Church of England clergyman". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38150. Retrieved 19 March 2019. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  6. ^ "The Parson Woodforde Society | Introduction". www.parsonwoodforde.org.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  7. ^ "The Diary: Parson Woodforde Society publications." The Parson Woodforde Society. Retrieved 18 March 2021.