Newton Flotman is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximately 8 miles south of Norwich. It lies on the A140 road, north of Tasburgh and south of Swainsthorpe, and the River Tas flows through it. It covers an area of 4.87 km2 (1.88 sq mi) and had a population of 1,197 in 497 households at the 2001 census, the population increasing to 1,489 at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.
Facilities and amenities
Newton Flotman has a church, St Mary’s, which is part of the Tas Valley team ministry, which also comprises churches in Swainsthorpe, Tasburgh, Tharston, Saxlingham and Shotesham. In 2006, a new extension was opened, providing the church with larger meeting space, as well as kitchen and toilet facilities.
Alan King has two places named after him in Newton Flotman; Alan King Playing Field and Alan Avenue.
There is also an area of land known as Smockmill Common – managed by South Norfolk District Council, in Saxlingham Thorpe near Newton Flotman, which is used for recreational purposes.
Newton Flotman Football Club is based in the village.
The village was the home of the Blonumvyll or Blunderville family in the 15th century: Richard & William. Thomas Blundeville (c. 1522 – 1606), humanist writer and mathematician, lived as a country gentleman in the village.