Coordinates: 52°49′49″N 1°08′23″E / 52.83025°N 1.1397°E / 52.83025; 1.1397

St Andrew, Saxthorpe, Norfolk.jpg
St Andrew parish church, Saxthorpe, Norfolk
Saxthorpe is located in Norfolk

 Saxthorpe shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TG116315
    - London  131 miles (211 km) 
Parish Corpusty CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Norfolk

Saxthorpe is a village within the civil parish of Corpusty in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 12 miles (19 km) west south west of Cromer, 16.3 miles (26.2 km) north north west of Norwich and 131 miles (211 km) north east of London. The village lies 6.2 miles (10.0 km) south west of the town of Holt. The village is passed to the north and east by the B1149 between Holt and Norwich. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.



Saxthorpe has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[2] In the great book Saxthorpe is recorded by the name ‘’Sastorp’’, “Saxiorp” and “Saxthorp” it is said to be in the ownership of the King and in the custardy of Godric, Count Alan and Ribralt from him. The survey also notes that there are 50 goats, 20 cattle and 4 cobs.

For more details about Saxthorpe and its sister village of Corpusty (divided by the River Bure) read the late Janet Wilson's A History of Corpusty & Saxthorpe. Janet was a Corpusty native and spent most of her life living in the village; she was also schoolteacher at Corpusty for many years.

Village Amenities

  • Crossroad Garage:- Motor Vehicle Repairs And Mechanics

The Parish Church of St Andrew

The Parish Church of Saint Andrew is constructed in 1482[3] by the lord of the manor although chancel and tower are thought to be older. The church has a 15th century screen with tracery above panels which are decorated with flowers and foliage.[4] The beams of the north aisle roof have a boss with a grinning lion carving. The altar rail is carved with pillars and balusters and date from the 17th century. The church is a Grade I listed building[5]


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0 319 21726 4.
  2. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 194 ISBN 1858334403
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Wilson, Bill. "Bale". Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. ISBN 0-300-09607-0. 
  4. ^ Mee, Arthur (1972). The King’s England series, NORFOLK. Hodder and Stoughton. p. 270 Saxthorpe. ISBN 0 340 15061 0. 
  5. ^ "Images of England". English Heritage. 

External links

Media related to Saxthorpe at Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Corpusty railway station — Corpusty and Saxthorpe Corpusty and Saxthorpe Railway Station in 2009 Location …   Wikipedia

  • Corpusty — Coordinates: 52°49′00″N 1°01′00″E / 52.8167°N 1.0167°E / 52.8167; 1.0167 …   Wikipedia

  • B1149 road — UK road routebox caption= Milstone near Corpusty road= B1149 length mi= 17.5 length km= 28.6 direction= Northwest Southeast start= Holt end= A140 Norwich construction date= completion date= junctions= A148 B1354 B1145 A140 The B1149 is the most… …   Wikipedia

  • Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway — M GNJR device The Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, (M GN) was a joint railway owned by the Midland Railway (MR) and the Great Northern Railway (GNR) in eastern England, affectionately known as the Muddle and Get Nowhere to generations of …   Wikipedia

  • List of places in Norfolk — This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial and shire county of Norfolk, England. See the list of places in England for places in other counties. Contents Top 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z NOTOC A*Acle …   Wikipedia

  • Cromer Pier — Pavilion Theatre on the end of Cromer Pier. Official name Cromer Pier Type Pleasure Pier Design Douglass and Arnott …   Wikipedia

  • Briston — Infobox UK place official name=Briston country= England region= East of England shire district= North Norfolk shire county= Norfolk civil parish= Briston CP static static image caption =The Briston Village sign, Norfolk population= 2,021 (parish …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich Victoria railway station — Norwich Victoria Location Place Norwich Area Norwich Grid reference …   Wikipedia

  • Norwich City railway station — Norwich City Station in the early 1900s. Location Place Norwich …   Wikipedia

  • Melton Constable railway station — Melton Constable Location Place Melton Constable Area …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”