Brundall is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the north bank of the River Yare opposite Surlingham Broad and about 7 miles (11 km) east of the city of Norwich.


Church of St Laurence, Brundall
Location within Norfolk
Area4.39 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population4,019 (2011)[1]
 Density915/km2 (2,370/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG325085
Civil parish
  • Brundall
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR13
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52.62444°N 1.43372°E / 52.62444; 1.43372

The villages name origin is uncertain but is thought to mean 'at the broomy nook of land'.

The civil parish has an area of 4.39 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 3,978 in 1,681 households, increasing to a population of 4,019 in 1,765 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Broadland. As in other broadland villages, the land lying directly adjacent to the river falls into the executive area of the Broads Authority.

The village is served by Brundall and Brundall Gardens railway stations, which are both on the Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Wherry Lines. A railway disaster occurred at Thorpe between Brundall and Norwich on 10 September 1874. In the worst head-on collision in British railway history, two trains collided on a single line due to errors made in the issue of written orders to the drivers of the two trains.[2]

The village is famous for its boat-building business, with Brooms of Brundall being a major manufacturer in the past. Positioned in the heart of the Norfolk Broads area, it still serves an important role in the industry.

Notable residents


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
  2. Rolt, L. T. C. Red for Danger, 4th edition, Pan Books, 1986, with new material by Geoffrey Kichenside. ISBN 0-330-29189-0