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Stow Bedon ( ) is a village of 287 inhabitants in the Brecklandmarker district of the Englishmarker county of Norfolk.

The Domesday Book mentions Stow Bedon, but in limited detail.

The Inclosure Act however mentions Stow Bedon as a 'Free Village' and mentions how the village "maintained an independent spirit".Further records show that during Queen Victoria's Jubilee, instead of the traditional roasting of an ox, Stow Bedon only roasted a pig.

Kelly's Directory for 1883 records that Stow Bedon had a population of 324 with a total of 35 dwellings. It has been assumed in recent times however that the true number of houses during this period would have been greater.

Stow Bedon adjoins the hamlet of Lower Stow Bedon although the two often appear to be considered one village.

The village fete is held annually in June, and the village church, St Botolphs, holds a flower festival.

The Great Eastern Pingo Trailmarker, a 13-kilometre circular walk, starts and finishes here. Parking is on the A1075, in the old railway station yard.

Stow Bedon is closely connected to the towns of Wattonmarker, Attleboroughmarker and Thetfordmarker.


  1. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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