Coordinates: 52°36′20″N 1°14′36″E / 52.6056°N 1.24333°E / 52.6056; 1.24333
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St Peter’s Church, Cringleford
Cringleford is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area4.11 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population2,963 (2011)
• Density721/km2 (1,870/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG197058
• London154km
Civil parish
  • Cringleford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR4
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°36′20″N 1°14′36″E / 52.6056°N 1.24333°E / 52.6056; 1.24333

Cringleford is a civil parish and village in the English county of Norfolk. The village sits on the River Yare and forms part of the outskirts of Norwich.


Cringleford's name is of mixed Viking and Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from an amalgamation of the Old English and Old Norse for a circular ford over the River Yare.[1]

In the Domesday Book, Cringleford is listed as a settlement of 25 households located in the hundred of Humbleyard. In 1086, the village was divided between the estates of Odo of Bayeux, Alan of Brittany and Roger Bigod.[2]


According to the 2011 Census, Cringleford has a population of 2,963 residents living in 1,275 households.[3]

Cringleford falls within the constituency of South Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by Richard Bacon MP of the Conservative Party.

St. Peter's Church[edit]

Cringleford's parish church is of Norman origin and is dedicated to Saint Peter. The tower was significantly remodelled in the Fourteenth Century with a further aisle being added in the late Nineteenth Century. The stained glass was installed in the early Twentieth Century by Lavers, Barraud and Westlake with a further depiction of Saint Andrew completed by Herbert Bryans.[4]


The majority of local children attend Cringleford Church of England Primary School which was recently extensively refurbished and extended. In 2017, Cringleford Primary was rated by Ofsted as 'Outstanding.'[5]


Cringleford Lodge Cricket Club was founded in 2000 after the merger of Cringleford C.C. and Earlham Lodge C.C.

Cringleford Junior Football Club was founded in 2005 and is open to Children between ages 5 and 17.

War Memorial[edit]

Cringleford's war memorial takes the form of a carved wooden plaque located inside St. Peter's Church. It lists the following names for the First World War:

And, the following for the Second World War:

  • Lieutenant-Commander Stanley L. Garrett (1905-1942), HMS Anking
  • Captain Maurice P. Gaymer (1916-1942), 4th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Flight-Lieutenant Cyril D. G. Garland (1904-1942), No. 80 Squadron RAF
  • Corporal William A. C. Bond (1919-1944), No. 614 Squadron RAF
  • Lance-Corporal Percy H. J. Clark (d.1941), Royal Pioneer Corps

St. Peter's Church is also home to a second wooden plaque with a Roll of Honour listing the men of Cringleford who fought and returned from the First World War.[6]


  1. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  2. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  4. ^ Knott, S. (2021). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  5. ^ Ofsted. (2017). Retrieved December 20, 2022.
  6. ^ Hill, M. (2013). Retrieved December 20, 2022.


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