Long Stratton is a village in South Norfolk, situated about 12 miles south of Norwich and 12 miles North of Diss. The village straddles the A140 trunk road which is the main Ipswich/Norwich road. Long Stratton has a substantial population of around 3,700. That population is well served by local schools (an infant, a middle and a high school), shops, a health centre, a football club and a leisure centre. Long Stratton is also the seat of the South Norfolk District Council.
The village originally dates from Roman times and the current A140 trunk road follows the route of an old Roman road. There are two Church of England Churches dating from the 14th century in the village. St Mary’s Church, depicted above, is one of only 124 round tower churches still remaining in Norfolk.