Bircham Newton is the smallest of the three villages that make up the civil parish of Bircham, in the west of the English county of Norfolk. The village is located about 1 km north of the larger village of Great Bircham, 20 km north-east of the town of King's Lynn, and 60 km north-west of the city of Norwich.
Bircham Newton gave its name to an airfield, RAF Bircham Newton, that was in use through World War II and into the 1960s. Today the airfield is the home of the Construction Industry Training Board (now ConstructionSkills).
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“Where the statue stood
Of Newton with his prism and silent face,
The marble index of a mind for ever
Voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.”
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