Place:Winfarthing, Norfolk, England


Located inNorfolk, England
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Winfarthing is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located 6 km north of the town of Diss, 20 km east of the town of Thetford, and 30 km south of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of and in the 2001 census had a population of 403 in 162 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.

The village is a prime example of a linear village, being strung out along the B1077 road between Diss and Attleborough for around 2 km/1.25m. It is home to the Fighting Cocks public house, All Saints Church of England Primary School and St Mary's church. Until the early 1990s it had a small Royal Mail Post Office and shop. There is still a red post box at the site of the old Post Office with regular collections. Farming is the primary local business, with several dairy, arable and pig farms in the surrounding area.

King Henry VIII is known to have visited the area, and there was a large oak tree in the village at that time that was standing until the late 20th century.

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