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Swanton Abbott is a village and civil parish in the district of North Norfolk.[1] It has an area of 4.76 square kilometres (1.84 sq mi) and a population of 565 at the 2011 Census (including Westwick).[2] The village lies 4 miles (6.4 km) south of North Walsham, 15 miles (24 km) south of the seaside town of Cromer and 13.5 miles (21.7 km) north by road from the centre of the city of Norwich, Norfolk's administrative centre.

Swanton Abbott
Swanton Abbott is located in Norfolk
Swanton Abbott
Swanton Abbott
Location within Norfolk
Area4.76 km2 (1.84 sq mi)
Population565 (2011)
• Density119/km2 (310/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG264257
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR10
Dialling code01692
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°46′52″N 1°21′20″E / 52.78107°N 1.35549°E / 52.78107; 1.35549Coordinates: 52°46′52″N 1°21′20″E / 52.78107°N 1.35549°E / 52.78107; 1.35549


It is served by St Michael's church[3] in the ecclesiastical parish of Worstead. A Wesleyan Reform Union Chapel opened in 1856.[4]

Swanton Abbott Community Primary School is a co-educational school for children from 4–11 years.

There were two public houses in the village, the Jolly Farmers and the Weavers Arms. The Weavers Arms closed around 2003 and the Jolly Farmers closed in 2010 but re-opened in 2011 under new management.

St Michael's, Swanton Abbot


  1. ^ Census 2001 population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ Norfolk churches
  4. ^ "East Anglia's last Wesleyan Reform Union chapel, in Swanton Abbott, invites you to celebrate and have tea". EDP. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

External linksEdit

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