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Melton Constable, Norfolk

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Melton Constable, Norfolk

Melton Constable is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 6.96 km and had a population of 518 in 225 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk. The village sits on fairly high ground south-west of Holt. The place-name 'Melton Constable' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Maeltuna'. This may mean either 'middle town' or 'mill town'.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG0433
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England

Other names by which Melton Constable, Norfolk has been known in the past

Melton Constable With Burgh Parva

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

Melton Constable (with Burgh Parva), par. and ry. sta., Norfolk, 5½ miles SW. of Holt and 20 miles NW. of Norwich, 2710 ac., pop. 118; P.O., T.O.; Melton Hall (1680), seat of Lord Hastings, stands in a park 4 miles in circuit.

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