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Vattenfall Consultation Dates in March 2017
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Newsletter 2 from Vattenfall (Proposed Wind Farm)
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The consultation process / Norfolk Vanguard / Vattenfall
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North Norfolk World War 1 Pillbox Trail
The village of Ridlington is in the eastern part of the large civil parish of Witton in the county of Norfolk. The parish of Witton covers an area of 972 hectares. The name Ridlington is thought to derive from the Old English for Hrethel’s people’s enclosure. The village is surrounded by land largely in arable use. Many of the fields were owned by a single landowner, John Owles.
Ridlington is 19.7 miles (31.7 km) north-east of Norwich, 13 miles (21 km) south east of Cromer and 138 miles (222 km) north-east of London. The village lies 4.6 miles (7.4 km) east of the town of North Walsham. The nearest railway station is at North Walsham for the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.
In the 2001 census, as part of the greater parish of Witton the village had a population of 298. For the purposes of local government, the village falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Ridlington has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085 where its population, land ownership and productive resources were extensively detailed along with the other settlement of Witton. In the survey, Ridlington is recorded by the name of Ridlinketuna, the main tenants being Ranulf brother of Ilger.
The survey also indicate the presence of a priest in Witton. Despite the evidence for Saxon activity in Witton, the settlement does not appear to have been particularly populous or valuable, and Ridlington even less so. Despite the mention of a priest, there is no listing of a church or chapel in the settlements.
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