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Rackheath, Norfolk

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Rackheath, Norfolk

Rackheath is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, and is roughly 6 miles from Norwich city centre. It covers an area of 7.52 km and had a population of 1,551 in 625 households as of the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland. It is the site of a proposed new eco-town. The A1151 Norwich to Wroxham Road runs through the parish dividing it in two.
DistrictBroadland
Post townNORWICH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG2813
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population1,551
 

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

Recheitha ~ Recheia

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

Rackheath, par. and vil., Norfolk, 4½ miles NE. of Norwich, 1980 ac., pop. 302; P.O.; near vil. is Rackheath Hall, seat.

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