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Worstead, Norfolk

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Worstead, Norfolk

Worstead is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It lies 3 miles south of North Walsham, 5 miles north of Wroxham, and 13 miles north of Norwich. The village is served by Worstead railway station on the Bittern Line. The civil parish has an area of 10.65 kmĀ² and in the 2001 census had a population of 862 in 365 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG3026
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01692

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

Worsted ~ Worstede ~ Wursted ~ Ordesteda ~ Urdestada ~ Wrdesteda

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

Worstead, par. and vil., Norfolk - par., 2603 ac., pop. 765; vil., 4 miles S. of North Walsham; P.O., T.O.; is an ancient place, settled by Flemish weavers in the 12th century, and gave its name to the woollen yarn, worsted. The church is a 14th century building. Worstead Hall, seat, is in vicinity.

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