Newton by Castle Acre

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Newton by Castle Acre
All Saints, Newton, Norfolk.jpg
All Saints parish church, Newton, Norfolk.
Newton by Castle Acre is located in Norfolk
Newton by Castle Acre
Newton by Castle Acre
Newton by Castle Acre shown within Norfolk
Area 4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population 37 (2001 census)
• Density 8/km2 (21/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF831154
• London 104 miles (167 km)
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE32
Dialling code 01760
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°42′21″N 0°42′33″E / 52.7058°N 0.70918°E / 52.7058; 0.70918Coordinates: 52°42′21″N 0°42′33″E / 52.7058°N 0.70918°E / 52.7058; 0.70918

Newton by Castle Acre is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the A1065 Mildenhall to Fakenham road, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north of the town of Swaffham. The village is 28 miles (45 km) from the city of Norwich and 103 miles (166 km) from London.[1][2][3]


The civil parish has an area of 437 hectares (1,080 acres) and in the 2001 census had a population of 37 in 14 households. The parish shares boundaries with the adjacent parishes of Castle Acre, South Acre, Sporle with Palgrave, Little Dunham, Great Dunham and Lexham. The parish falls within the district of Breckland. Local government responsibilities are shared between the parish, district and county councils.[2][4]

The millhouse

A mill house on the River Nar was built from a nearby ruined priory in 1797. During the 1990s Dick Joice, a noted Norfolk historian, owned the site and rebuilt the millhouse.


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 238 – Dereham & Aylsham, Castle Acre & Reepham. ISBN 0-319-23810-5
  2. ^ a b "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Archived from the original on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2009-01-14.
  3. ^ Distances are "by road" and derived using "Google Maps". Retrieved on 2009-01-14.
  4. ^ "Election Maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-14.

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