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Population: 3750
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Long Stratton, while still a village, has grown to a size – its population 3,701 at the 2001 census - where it has the facilities of a small town. There are three schools from infants to high. A small supermarket, doctors’ surgery, two pubs, and even two churches, as the village encompasses two separate parishes. What has also made a difference to the place is the siting of South Norfolk Council’s offices there, bringing some employment, though this is still largely a commuter village, with businesses in the city of Norwich 10 miles to the north the major employers. The village is easy to get to by road, as the A140 narrows to run through the place. The A140 was originally a Roman Road running from Ipswich to Cromer, and the very name of the village is derived from its position on the route – Stratton is a corruption of the Latin word Stratum, meaning paved way; the ‘Long’ element of the name, rather obviously, comes from the fact that the two parishes, St Mary’s in the south, St Michael’s in the north, stretch the settlement over about two miles. Both churches are worth visiting: St Mary’s is a Norman building, with one of the round towers which are often a feature in Norfolk. It is also notable for having a clock in the church, dating from 1722 according to the face, allowing worshippers to keep an eye on the length of the sermon. It also has one of only two Sexton’s wheels left in the world, an arcane device used in decisions about certain days of the church calendar. St Michael’s has a solidly squat square tower, but with its flintwork the building is no less typical and picturesque than its neighbour. A rather later structure, but one of interest nonetheless, is the Victorian ice-house in the village. During the winter the domed building would be stuffed with ice and compacted snow, then buried beneath a thick layer of soil to insulate it until it was needed in the warmer months for food preservation, and the making of sherbets and ice-creams. Long Stratton’s proximity to the beautiful old city of Norwich makes it a good base for visits there, but it is equally well sited for those wanting to explore the gentle countryside and quiet market towns of South Norfolk - Pulham Market, Diss, and Attleborough – and for Bungay, just over the border in Suffolk.

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Friars Farm Cottage
Pheasant Barn

Dentist

Netherton Dental Practice

Doctor

Manson Bahr & Partners

Pub and Bar

Angel Inn
El Greco
Queens Head
Swan Inn

Restaurant

El Greco

School

Long Stratton High School
Manor Field First School

Self-Catering

Partridge Barn
The Old Stables

Solicitor

Roger Percival (Greenland Houchen Solicitors)

Taxi

Deal Private Hire

Places to Stay near Long Stratton

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The Chestnuts (0.54 miles)

The Chestnuts

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The Chestnuts is a friendly, family house B & B, where you can rely on comfortable accommodation and a warm welcome from your hosts, Suzi & Peter Hubbard.The Chestnuts is ... More

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The Old Stables (0.75 miles)

The Old Stables

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Set in the heart of South Norfolk's rural countryside you will find, "The Old Stables", situated on a quiet working farm. Converted old stables sympatheticaly restored to incorporate 3 ground ... More

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Le Grys Barn (1.09 miles)

Le Grys Barn
Featured in Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay 2008, Elle magazine 2007 and The Guardian's 1000 Great B&B's 2008

The Barn: Situated peacefully on the southern edge of Wacton Common, the red glow of the ... More | visit website
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Oakbrook House (2.20 miles)

Oakbrook House

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Oakbrook House is a nine bedroom guest house situated just South of Norwich, two and a half miles from the town of Long Stratton on the A140.We offer accommodation suited ... More

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Partridge Barn (2.51 miles)

Partridge Barn

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Lovely views over the Tas Valley and a delightful rural setting affording sightings of fox cubs, pheasants and the occasional deer feature at these traditionally restored and ... More

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Farm Barn (3.03 miles)

Farm Barn
FARM BARN is situated on a working livestock farm. The barn accommodation has been newly converted to a high standard with oak flooring and exposed beams. Farm Barn provides a spacious and welcoming open plan ... More | visit website
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Sunnyside South (3.47 miles)

Sunnyside South

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We are a friendly, family B&B in the quiet village of Forncett End. We are situated just off the B1113 between Wymondham and Long Stratton, approx. 10 miles south of ... More

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Old Ram Coaching Inn (4.41 miles)

Old Ram Coaching Inn

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The Old Ram Coaching Inn is a listed Inn dating back to the 17th Century; documents reveal that it has been a coaching Inn for most of its life. The ... More

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Gissing Hall (5.43 miles)

Gissing Hall

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Gissing Hall is a listed family mansion, dating back to the fifteenth century. Once the centre of an estate, it is now the home of its owners, Ann and William Brennan. This ... More

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Sallowfield Cottage (5.73 miles)

Sallowfield Cottage

Sallowfield Cottage, located in what was once the ancient Wymondham Abbey Deer Park, is set in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near the old market town of Wymondham.

Surrounded by a beautiful English garden with views over ... More | visit website

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