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Stow Bedon

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Population  290 (2011 census)
Region  East
Sovereign state  United Kingdom
Area  13.68 km²
Shire county  Norfolk
Dialling code  01953
OS grid reference  TL955963
Country  England
Local time  Tuesday 9:58 PM
District  Breckland District
UK parliament constituency  South West Norfolk
Stow Bedon
Weather  12°C, Wind SW at 19 km/h, 78% Humidity

Stow Bedon /ˌst ˈbɛdən/ is a village of 287 inhabitants increasing to 290 inhabitants at the 2011 Census, in the Breckland district of the English county of Norfolk.

Map of Stow Bedon, UK

The Domesday Book mentions Stow Bedon, but in limited detail.
The Inclosure Act however mentions Stow Bedon as a 'Free Village' and mentions how the village "maintained an independent spirit". Further records show that during Queen Victoria's Jubilee, instead of the traditional roasting of an ox, Stow Bedon only roasted a pig.

Kelly's Directory for 1883 records that Stow Bedon had a population of 324 with a total of 35 dwellings. It has been assumed in recent times however that the true number of houses during this period would have been greater.

Stow Bedon adjoins the hamlet of Lower Stow Bedon although the two often appear to be considered one village and the church of Breckles St Margaret is nearby.

The village fete is held annually in June, and the village church, St Botolphs, holds a flower festival.

The Great Eastern Pingo Trail, a 13-kilometre circular walk, starts and finishes here. Parking is on the A1075, in the old railway station yard.

Stow Bedon is closely connected to the towns of Watton, Attleborough and Thetford.


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