A little bit of history
First mentioned in the Domesday Book 1086 as 'porringhelanda', Poringland has for centuries played a role in the history of agriculture in Norfolk. The local All Saints Church is one of just 124 round-tower churches in Norfolk. During the 18th century, the founder of the Norwich School of Painters, John Crome eloquently created the 'Poringland Oak' painting - an interpretation of the local landscape which now hangs proudly in the Tate Modern gallery. The village sign is homage to his works in the area.
Need to know
Former Canary and Scottish international football player Robert Fleck calls Poringland home, along with former Norwich City and Everton manager Mike Walker and Britains Got Talent 2011 runner-up Ronan Parke.
Poringland has many established local businesses serving the community. Within the village there are three shops which all provide daily necessities; there are also salons for people and pets alike, a car repair centre and eateries such as Zaks restaurant, The Royal Oak and The Railway Tavern. The Fish Inn is one of the favourite local takeaway spots. If you take a short venture to the nearby village of Stoke Holy Cross, you will stumble accoss The Stoke Mill and The Wildebeest, both well known fine dining restaurants. If you prefer a wider choice of shops and restaurants, then the city of Norwich is just a short drive away.
FIRST MENTIONED IN THE DOMESDAY BOOK 1086 AS 'PORRINGHELANDA', PORINGLAND HAS FOR CENTURIES PLAYED A ROLE IN THE HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE IN NORFOLK.