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Morley, Norfolk

Morley
Morley is located in Norfolk
Morley
Morley
Morley shown within Norfolk
Area8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi)
Population1,241 (2011)[1]
• Density151/km2 (390/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM075998
Civil parish
  • Morley
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWYMONDHAM
Postcode districtNR18
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°33′25″N 1°03′36″E / 52.557°N 1.060°E / 52.557; 1.060

Morley is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The name is first attested in 1086 as Morlea, which probably meant "open ground by a pasture/clearing", from Old English mōr "moor, clearing, pasture" + lẽah "open ground, clearing".[2] It covers an area of 8.21 km2 (3.17 sq mi) and had a population of 973 in 182 households at the 2001 census,[3] increasing to a population of 1.241 in 191 households at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  2. ^ Victor Watts (ed.), The Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names, Based on the Collections of the English Place-Name Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), s.v. MORLEY ST BOTOLPH Norf.
  3. ^ "Morley parish information". South Norfolk Council. 20 April 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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