Palgrave village is located about a mile south of Diss in the extreme north of Mid Suffolk. It has a conservation area centred on The Green, with its wide, grassy expanse, village pond and many magnificent, protected Plane trees. Squeezed between The Green and St Peter’s churchyard to the south is the small Victorian primary school.

The streets in Palgrave show a mixed pattern of permeability and a number of cul-de-sacs on tertiary roads connect with them. The street scene is made up of a mixture of scales and architectural styles. Together, however, there is a sense of rhythm, harmony and balance, which should be maintained in any future development.

Lion Road, becoming Rose Lane to the east, is the main thoroughfare through the village. It is crossed by the more minor, north-south Priory Road at the western end of the churchyard.

Traditional building materials used throughout the village include red and white brick, timber framing, flint and stone (particularly in the church and its prominent perimeter wall), black weatherboarding, render and pantiles.

Read the Conservation Appraisal (South Norfolk Council, 2008) in full


Palgrave Steering Group representatives: Sharon Cousins-Clarke and Neil Weston
Local issues: 
  • Rat running through the village 

  • A site needs to be identified for an expanded primary school, with an option for providing pre-school facilities

  • The village needs development to be carefully managed


c/o Diss Town Council

11-12 Market Hill

Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4JZ