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Besthorpe, Norfolk

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Besthorpe, Norfolk

Besthorpe is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district of Norfolk, England, about a mile east of Attleborough, on the A11 road. According to the 2001 census it had a population of 561. The village school has long been closed and is now a private dwelling. The church is located in a remote part of the parish, giving rise to the belief that plague aka The 'Black Death' once decimated the original community, resulting in the destruction of many local dwellings.
DistrictBreckland
Post townATTLEBOROUGH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTM0695
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population561 (2001 census)
 

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

Besthorp

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

Besthorpe.-- par., S. Norfolk, 1 mile E. of Attleborough, 2164 ac. pop. 488; P.O.

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