Place:Burston, Norfolk, England

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NameBurston
Alt namesBorstunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.401°N 1.135°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoDiss Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Burston is a village in Norfolk, England, 3 miles (4.5 km) north of Diss. It covers an area of 9.17 square kilometres (3.54 sq mi) and had a population of 538 in 206 households at the 2001 census.

In 1935 it was expanded by the absorbtion of the parish of Shimpling.

Burston once had its own railway station with services on the Great Eastern Main Line between Norwich and London.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Burston. This is an account of the Burston School Strike which took place from 1914 until 1939.

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