TG3310 : Bowling Green at Plantation Park Sports Centre

taken 9 years ago, near to Blofield, Norfolk, Great Britain

Bowling Green at Plantation Park Sports Centre
Bowling Green at Plantation Park Sports Centre
Plantation Park Football Ground
Situated on Plantation Road, Blofield, Norwich it is the home of Norwich United Football Club it is also the home on Plantation Park Bowls Club and businesses the venue puts on various other activities including dog shows.
Blofield, Norfolk
Blofield is a village in the Broadland district of Norfolk. The parish includes Blofield and the hamlets of Blofield Heath and Blofield Corner and, according to the 2001 census, had a population of 3,221, increasing to 3,316 at the 2011 Census. It is on the A47, five miles east of Norwich and 14 miles west of Great Yarmouth. Since construction of a bypass in 1982, the A47 no longer passes through the village.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book as Blafelda and Blauuefelde, Blofield has a long history. There are a number of theories regarding the origins of its name, which may derive from the Anglo-Saxon for blue Blech or Bleo, blossom Bloo or blow Blowan, along with the word for field Feld. The oldest building in the village is the Parish Church of St Andrew and St Peter, built sometime between 1420 and 1444,[2] and largely replacing an earlier Norman structure. Large in size, it reflects the prosperity of the wool trade over this period.
Village amenities include the recently re-opened and refurbished Kings Head public house, Blofield County Primary School, a doctors surgery, a library, scout hut, newsagent, post office/convenience store, fish and chip shop, florist, hairdresser, an outdoor leisure and camping store, a farm shop and a solicitor's office. Sporting and social facilities are also provided by The Margaret Harker Hall and Blofield Court House constitute the meeting place for a number of village groups, such as the Women's Institute (which was formed in 1918, and claims to be the oldest in Norfolk), Guides, badminton club, slimming groups and playgroup for children of pre-school age. The Court House also hosts regular film shows showing recent releases usually on the first or second Friday of every month. During the day it is served by the hourly 15 bus to Norwich operated by First Norfolk & Suffolk; there is no service in the evenings or on Sundays. The nearest railway station is about a mile away, in the village of Brundall. Blofield Heath has one Indian restaurant, The Tamarind, and a post office/convenience store. Heathlands Community Centre is a focal point for social activities and the village also has a primary school, Hemblington County Primary. A pre-school playgroup also operates from Heathlands.
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TG3310, 52 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure 
At (from Tags)
Plantation Park Sports Centre  Blofield 
Category
Bowling green   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3379 1012 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.3053N 1:27.2331E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 3378 1010
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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