Blofield

Last updated

Blofield
Norfolk UK location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Blofield
Location within Norfolk
Area9.41 km2 (3.63 sq mi)
Population3,316 (2011) [1]
  Density 352/km2 (910/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG333097
Civil parish
  • Blofield
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR13
Dialling code 01603
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°38′06″N1°26′53″E / 52.635°N 1.448°E / 52.635; 1.448 Coordinates: 52°38′06″N1°26′53″E / 52.635°N 1.448°E / 52.635; 1.448

Blofield is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. The parish includes Blofield and the hamlets of Blofield Heath and Blofield Corner and, according to the 2001 census, had a population of 3,221, increasing to 3,316 at the 2011 Census. It is on the A47, five miles (8 km) east of Norwich and 14 miles (23 km) west of Great Yarmouth. Since construction of a bypass in 1982, the A47 no longer passes through the village.

Contents

History

Mentioned in the Domesday Book as Blafelda and Blauuefelde, Blofield has a long history. There are a number of theories regarding the origins of its name, which may derive from the Anglo-Saxon for blue Blech or Bleo, blossom Bloo or blow Blowan, along with the word for field Feld. The oldest building in the village is the Parish Church of St Andrew and St Peter, built sometime between 1420 and 1444, [2] and largely replacing an earlier Norman structure. Large in size, it reflects the prosperity of the wool trade over this period.

Blofield today

Village amenities include the recently re-opened and refurbished Kings Head public house, Blofield County Primary School, a doctors surgery, a library, scout hut, newsagent, post office/convenience store, fish and chip shop, florist, hairdresser, an outdoor leisure and camping store, a farm shop and a solicitor's office. Sporting and social facilities are also provided by The Margaret Harker Hall and Blofield Court House constitute the meeting place for a number of village groups, such as the Women's Institute (which was formed in 1918, and claims to be the oldest in Norfolk), Guides, badminton club, slimming groups and playgroup for children of pre-school age. The Court House also hosts regular film shows showing recent releases usually on the first or second Friday of every month. During the day it is served by the hourly 15 bus to Norwich operated by First Norfolk & Suffolk; there is no service in the evenings or on Sundays. The nearest railway station is about a mile away, in the village of Brundall. Blofield Heath has one Indian restaurant, The Tamarind, and a post office/convenience store. Heathlands Community Centre is a focal point for social activities and the village also has a primary school, Hemblington County Primary. A pre-school playgroup also operates from Heathlands.

Sport

Blofield has two Non-League football clubs:

Notable people

See also

Related Research Articles

Horning Human settlement in England

Horning is an ancient village and parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 11 km2 and had a population of 1,033 in the 2001 census. Horning parish lies on the northern bank of the River Bure south of the River Thurne and is located in The Broads National Park. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk, although areas alongside the rivers and broads fall into the executive area of the Broads Authority.

Worstead Human settlement in England

Worstead is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It lies 3 miles (5 km) south of North Walsham, 5 miles (8 km) north of Wroxham, and 13 miles (21 km) north of Norwich. The village is served by Worstead railway station on the Bittern Line. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Dagnall Human settlement in England

Dagnall is a village in the parish of Edlesborough, in Buckinghamshire, England.

Tiptree Human settlement in England

Tiptree is a village and civil parish in the English county of Essex, situated 10 miles (16 km) south-west of Colchester and around 50 miles (80 km) north-east of London. Surrounding villages include Messing, Tolleshunt Knights, Tolleshunt Major, Layer Marney, Inworth, Birch, Great Braxted, Great Totham and Little Totham.

Mousehold Heath Area of heathland and woodland in Norwich, England

Mousehold Heath is a freely accessible area of heathland and woodland which lies to the north-east of the medieval city boundary of Norwich, in eastern England.

Stottesdon Human settlement in England

Stottesdon is a village and civil parish in south east Shropshire, England. The parish of Stottesdon covers a large rural area and extends over the village of Chorley. The village is situated near the market towns of Cleobury Mortimer and Bridgnorth.

Poringland Human settlement in England

Poringland is a village in the district of South Norfolk, England. It lies 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Norwich city centre and 10 miles (16 km) north of Bungay. Its population has rapidly grown in the past 50 years. It covers an area of 6.32 km2 (2.44 sq mi) and had a population of 3,261 living in 1,403 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 3,802 at the 2011 Census.

Alburgh Human settlement in England

Alburgh is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village lies about four miles north-east of Harleston and 16 miles south of Norwich.

Thorpe St Andrew Human settlement in England

Thorpe St Andrew is a small town and suburb of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about two miles east of the city centre, outside the city boundary in the district of Broadland. It constitutes a civil parish covering an area of 705 ha which had a population of 13,762 according to the 2001 census, increasing to 14,556 at the 2011 Census. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Broadland district council.

Ashill, Norfolk Human settlement in England

Ashill is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is between Watton and Swaffham.

Feltwell Human settlement in England

Feltwell is a village which holds an RAF base 10 miles (16 km) west of Thetford, Norfolk, England, and is in the borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Newton Flotman Human settlement in England

Newton Flotman is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, about 8 miles south of Norwich. It lies on the A140 road, north of Tasburgh and south of Swainsthorpe. The River Tas flows through it. The area of 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi) and had a population of 1,197 in 497 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 1,489 at the 2011 census. For local government it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

Briston Human settlement in England

Briston is a village, civil parish and electoral ward in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 11 miles (18 km) east north east of the town of Fakenham, 13.3 miles (21.4 km) west south west of Cromer, 20.3 miles (32.7 km) north north west of the city of Norwich, and 125 miles (201 km) north north east of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich but a steam line is also available from Holt to Sheringham. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The civil parish had in 2001 census, a population of 2,021, increasing to 2,439 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk. The village is situated on the route of the B1354 that runs between the A148 at Thursford and the B1149 at Saxthorpe.

Kelling Village in Norfolk, England

Kelling is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 10.1 miles (16.3 km) west of Cromer, 26 miles (42 km) north of Norwich and 130 miles (210 km) northeast of London. The village straddles the A149 Coast road between Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

Roughton, Norfolk Human settlement in England

Roughton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south of Cromer, 19.6 miles (31.5 km) north of Norwich, and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north-west of North Walsham. It straddles the A140 between Cromer and Norwich and the B1463.

Mulbarton, Norfolk Human settlement in England

Mulbarton is a village and civil parish located south of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi).

Cawston, Norfolk Human settlement in England

Cawston is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. The village is approximately 11 miles (18 km) north of Norwich on the B1145 road, a route which runs between King's Lynn and Mundesley. Nearby towns are Reepham and Aylsham.

Hockering Human settlement in England

Hockering is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. At the 2001 census the parish had a population of 628. By 2007 the district estimated that this had risen to 665. being measured at 711 in the 2011 Census.

Ulceby, North Lincolnshire Human settlement in England

Ulceby is a village and civil parish in North Lincolnshire, England. It is situated 0.5 miles (0.8 km) north from the A180 road, 10 miles (16 km) north-west from Grimsby and 14 miles (23 km) east from Scunthorpe. Ulceby is a rural village surrounded by fields, farms and the nearby villages of Habrough, Wootton and Croxton.

The Heath Human settlement in England

The Heath is an area in Uttoxeter in Staffordshire, close to the border with Derbyshire. The Heath was once a separate settlement, but it is now considered a part of Uttoxeter, although most of Uttoxeter is now part of The Heath.

References

  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 September 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Archived 2009-06-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Obituary." Times [London, England] 8 Sept. 1893: 10. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 23 June 2013.

Commons-logo.svg Media related to Blofield at Wikimedia Commons