The Village Green

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The village green can be found in the centre of the village, on Town Street, close to the church, shops and Darby's public house.  It is a lovely green space surrounded by trees offering seating and swings for children to play on.  The historic village sign can be found on the green.

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The sign depicts Sir William de Morley receiving rent from his tenants - seemingly cap in hand. Even the dog appears to be bowing! Mounted on top of the sign is a carving of the water mill that stood on the River Wensum just north of the village. The mill was formerly a fulling mill and converted to a paper mill in the 18th Century.

The village green is beautifully lit at Christmas time and hosts our annual 'Carols on the Green' which is supported by Dereham Brass Band.  Villagers come together to sing carols and enjoy a mince pie or two which is a real demonstration of the sense of community in our village.