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Bunwell Church
Bunwell is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area10.11 km2 (3.90 sq mi)
Population1,024 (2011 Census)[1]
• Density101/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM117938
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR16
Dialling code01953
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°30′04″N 1°07′03″E / 52.50099°N 1.11754°E / 52.50099; 1.11754Coordinates: 52°30′04″N 1°07′03″E / 52.50099°N 1.11754°E / 52.50099; 1.11754

Bunwell is a parish (population 1024) situated in the county of Norfolk, England, approximately 7 miles south-east of Attleborough. The parish includes the hamlets of Bunwell Hill, Bunwell Street, Great Green, Little Green and Low Common. Often overlooked as visitors head for quaint New Buckenham, this oddly widespread community is centred on a church, primary school, village hall and homes of mixed heritage—although some clearly date from Shakespearean times. Most residents commute to the city of Norwich or town of Diss.


The Bunwell Heritage Group is currently researching and writing a comprehensive history of the parish, their findings are being published in the form of self-contained essays on the internet.[2]


An electoral ward in the same name exists; this ward stretches south to Tibenham with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 2,737.[3]

Sport and recreation[edit]

The recreation ground is home to Bunwell FC, winners of the South Norfolk league division 3 in 2008, during the winter months and Bunwell CC in the summer.

A greyhound racing track was opened on the meadow just off the Turnpike road where coursing used to take place (village hall recreation ground today); the racing was independent (not affiliated to the sports governing body the National Greyhound Racing Club) and was known as a flapping track, which was the nickname given to independent tracks.[4] Racing took place from 1935-1940 but the site closed during World War II, due to petrol shortages.[5]


Three members of the band Mona McNee's Love Children, which played around Norwich in the 1990s, came from the village.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ Bunwell Heritage Group website
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  4. ^ Barnes, Julia (1988). Daily Mirror Greyhound Fact File, page 410. Ringpress Books. ISBN 0-948955-15-5.
  5. ^ "Bickington". Greyhound Racing Times.

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