Rushford, Norfolk

Rushford is located in Norfolk
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Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTL925814
  • Breckland
Shire county
  • East
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThetford
Postcode districtIP24

Rushford is a small village in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the north bank of the River Little Ouse,3+12 miles (5.6 km) east of the town of Thetford and south of the main A1066 road. The river forms the boundary between Norfolk and Suffolk and, until 1894, Rushford was in both counties.[1] Rushford Hall[2] is south of the river and thus in Suffolk.

Signpost in Rushford

The population of the village is included in the civil parish of Brettenham. Filming for the film Witchfinder General starring Vincent Price and Ian Ogilvy took place here in 1967.

The villages name means 'Rush enclosure'.

Notable residents

  • Edmund Gonville, a founder of Gonville and Caius College, was rector of Rushford from 1326 to 1342.[3]
  • Sir John Cheke, tutor to King Edward VI, was granted Rushford, which was a royal manor, by the King.


  1. ^ "Index of places in England and Wales". Genuki. Archived from the original on 20 February 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  2. ^ Rushford Hall in Geograph
  3. ^ "Gonville at University of Cambridge". Archived from the original on 30 September 2006.

External links

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Map of Norfolk, UK with the following information shown:

  • Administrative borders
  • Coastline, lakes and rivers
  • Roads and railways
  • Urban areas

Equirectangular map projection on WGS 84 datum, with N/S stretched 160%

Geographic limits:

  • West: 0.12E
  • East: 2.00E
  • North: 53.05N
  • South: 52.32N
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Location of the ceremonial county of Norfolk within England.
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Signpost in Rushford