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Castle Acre, Norfolk

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Castle Acre, Norfolk

Castle Acre is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated on the River Nar some 4 miles north of the town of Swaffham. It is 15 miles east of the town of King's Lynn, 33 miles west of the city of Norwich, and 103 miles from London. The village is best known today for the twin ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, which lie immediately to the east and west of the village respectively.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townKING'S LYNN
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF8115
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population800
 

Other names by which Castle Acre, Norfolk has been known in the past

Acre ~ Acre Castle

Castle Acre, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Acre, Castle, par., 4 miles N. of Swaffham, W. Norfolk, 3249 ac., pop. 1335.

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