History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Neatishead has a popular pub, the White Horse, which has its own micro-brewery on site. A glass panel in the bar allows you to see into the brewery while you're having a relaxing pint.
The village also has a shop and village hall. The shop is jointly owned by the local people of Neatishead, Irstead, and Barton Turf.
The location close to water and the relatively quiet environment has made Neatishead a popular place for waterside houses. Hall Road, leading north out of the village, is known for good reason as Millionaires Row, with large and expensive houses lining the waterfront.
In 1941 a Ground Control Intercept station was established at Neatishead to direct RAF flights. This secret radar station was the very first in the world and was effectively an early warning system. The heart of the radar operations was the Control Room, which now serves as the centrepiece of the RAF Air Defence Radar Museum.
The Neatishead station still plays an active part in the UK's defence system, albeit in much altered form. The museum traces the history of the station through World War Two and the Cold War. Visitors can learn how the radar system worked, and how the station was transformed after the War.
On Church Road is St Peter's church, first recorded in 1301. Like so many Norfolk churches, St Peter's was rebuilt in the heady days of the 15th and 16th centuries, when the wool trade brought great wealth to the area. The decline of the wool trade led to a similar decay in the church, and in the 17th century the tower and nave collapsed.
In 1790 the original chancel was converted to serve as a new church, giving St Peter's a curiously truncated appearance. Over the doorway is a 15th century tabernacle frieze with carved figures in high relief. Another medieval survivor is a single 15th century poppyhead bench end, and the octagonal font is 14th century.
Close to the Anglican parish church is the Grade II listed Baptist church, built in 1811. A plaque commemorates the Cubitt-Cooke family who were instrumental in founding the church.
Address: Neatishead, Norfolk, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: TG 3414 2071
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Neatishead, St Peter's Church - 0.6 miles (Historic Church)
Barton Turf, St Michael's Church - 0.7 miles (Historic Church)
Irstead St Michaels Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church)
Hoveton Hall Gardens - 1.6 miles (Garden)
Hoveton, St Peter's Church - 1.8 miles (Historic Church)
Smallburgh, St Peter's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Turf Fen Drainage Mill - 2.1 miles (Historic Building)
Catfield, All Saints Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
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