Place:Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England


Alt namesStromessagasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 194
Coordinates52.617°N 1.47°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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Strumpshaw is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the northern bank of the River Yare around south-east of Norwich within The Broads National Park. The parish covers an area of and had a population of 602 in 245 households at the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.

The village lies a little distance from the river, on the slopes of Strumpshaw Hill, the highest area of land in the Norfolk Broads. Because of its elevation, Strumpshaw hosted, from the late 1790s through to the mid-1810s, a repeater station in the shutter telegraph chain linking the Admiralty in London with Great Yarmouth. The Wherry Lines railway line running between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft runs through the parish. Trains call at Buckenham railway station at weekends only.

The small villages of Buckenham and Hassingham, formally both parishes in their own right, lie within the civil parish of Strumpshaw.

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