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Unit 2, Overtons Way
Poringland, Norwich
Norfolk
NR14 7WB

Why move to Poringland

Poringland is an established yet growing village, offering a wealth of local amenities and a real sense of community. Ideally located just five miles south of the cathedral city of Norwich, the village is perfect for convenient living; whether you need a pint of milk, a day of pampering at the local salon or a walk through the woods on a crisp morning, there really is something for everyone.

Some things we love about Poringland

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, Poringland Community Centre is transformed into a local farmers market.

The local football team is know as the Poringland Wanderers and they play their home games at the Memorial Playing Field.

Norwich Castle, one of the city's most famous landmarks, was built by the Normans as a Royal Palace 900 years ago. Now a popular family friendly museum and art gallery, it is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history as well as the Royal Norfolk Regimental Museum collections.

Norfolk is possibly most famous for the man-made Broads, a National Park with over 125 miles of navigable lock-free waterways set in beautiful countryside and studded with charming and picturesque towns and villages.

The village sign, which stands close to the church and the village pond, depicts the artist John Crome, founder of the Norwich School of artists, working on his famous painting 'The Poringland Oak'.

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.

Shopping

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.

Transport

By Road:

Poringland is just five miles from Norwich, and the village is easily accessible via the A146, which links to the A47 providing further routes out of the county towards London.

Bus:

Regular buses connect the south of Norfolk to Norwich via Poringland. At peak times this can be as often at every 15 minutes.

By Air:

Norwich International Airport is located about nine miles north of Poringland.

By Train:

Norwich Train station provides a large network of routes connecting Norfolk with other large cities such as London and Manchester.

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