Place:Runhall, Norfolk, England

Alt namesRunhalsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Runhalasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.618°N 1.033°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Forehoe and Henstead Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Runhall is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk District of Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 11.98 km2 (4.63 sq mi) and had a population of 365 in 137 households at the 2001 UK census.

Its church, All Saints, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

The civil parish also contains the villages or hamlets of Brandon Parva, Coston and Welborne. These were separate parishes before being merged with Runhall in 1935.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Runhall from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"RUNHALL, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Blackwater, 1 mile N by E of Hardingham [railway] station, and 5½ N W of Wymondham. Post-town: Wymondham. Acres: 834. Real property: £1,626. Population: 246. Houses: 51. The manor and most of the land belong to the Earl of Kimberley. The living is a vicarage, annexed to Coston, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £65. The church has a round tower."

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