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Hethel, Norfolk

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Hethel, Norfolk

Hethel is a small village in Norfolk, England, near the historic market town of Wymondham, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Norwich. According to the 2001 census, the Bracon Ash and Hethel parish covered an area of 9.84 square kilometres and had a population of 446 people within 171 households. The village gave its name to the former RAF Hethel airbase, which has been the location of the Head Office and factory of Lotus Cars since the 1960s.
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG1700
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk

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

Hathella ~ Hethella ~ Hetella

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

Hethel, par., S. Norfolk, 4 miles SE. of Wymondham, 1428 ac., pop. 149; contains the seat of H. Hall.

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