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Neatishead (/ˈntstəd/ NEET-stəd)[1] is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 20 km (12 mi) north-east of the city of Norwich, within The Norfolk Broads and to the west of Barton Broad. Access to Neatishead from the broad is by way of Limekiln Dyke, a narrow channel leading off the broad.[2]

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Signpost in Neatishead
Neatishead is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi)
Population565 (2011)
• Density73/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG342210
Civil parish
  • Neatishead
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR12
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°44′09″N 1°28′04″E / 52.73587°N 1.46767°E / 52.73587; 1.46767Coordinates: 52°44′09″N 1°28′04″E / 52.73587°N 1.46767°E / 52.73587; 1.46767

The civil parish has an area of 7.71 km2 (2.98 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 537 in 235 households, the population increasing to 565 at the 2011 census.[3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[4]

It is famous due to the nearby RAF Neatishead radar station.


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 108: "[This] is the traditional village pronunciation. [NEET-is-hed] is used by Service personnel for the local R.A.F. Station."
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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