Wramplingham

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Wramplingham
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St Peter and Paul church
Wramplingham is located in Norfolk
Wramplingham
Wramplingham
Location within Norfolk
Area3.47 km2 (1.34 sq mi)
Population115 (2011)[1]
• Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG112063
Civil parish
  • Wramplingham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWYMONDHAM
Postcode districtNR18
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°36′48″N 1°07′05″E / 52.61339°N 1.11814°E / 52.61339; 1.11814Coordinates: 52°36′48″N 1°07′05″E / 52.61339°N 1.11814°E / 52.61339; 1.11814

Wramplingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the River Tiffey some 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Wymondham and 7 miles (11 km) west of Norwich. [1] The civil parish has an area of 3.47 square kilometres and in 2001 had a population of 110 in 44 households, increasing to a population of 115 in 51 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.[citation needed]

Heritage[edit]

The village name means "Homestead/village" or "hemmed-in land", with an obscure first element that is possibly a folk-name or place-name.[2]

The church of Wramplingham St Peter and St Paul is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.[citation needed]

Wramplingham Mill was a three-storey weatherboarded corn mill, demolished in 1945.[3]

Bill Bryson (born 1951), a British-American writer who gained sudden popularity, lived in Wramplingham between 2003 and 2013.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  3. ^ Full account with illustrations.
  4. ^ Bill Bryson, 2016, The Road to Little Dribbling. London: Black Swan.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wramplingham at Wikimedia Commons