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About Poringland Office
Poringland Office

Poringland is a village, found in the constituency of South Norfolk, It was also known as East Poringland and Great Poringland, and was part of the ancient district of Henstead. Its name is derived from ‘Poor spring land’, because it has poor soil. It lies 5 miles south of Norwich City Centre and a further 6 miles away from Bungay. The population of Poringland has rapidly grown in the past 50 years from 500 to well over 6000. The church of Poringland All Saints is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

The village sign, which stands close to the church and the village pond, depicts the artist John Crome, founder of the Norwich School of artists, working on his famous painting ‘The Poringland Oak’. Cromes Oak Close in the village is named after the artist. Many of Crome’s paintings are available to view at the Norwich Castle Museum. The original of the Poringland Oak hangs in Room 7 at Tate Britain.

Poringland has a variety of shops and other local services including a Supermarket, local stores, a Pharmacy, Dental Practice, Optician, Veterinary and 2 Doctors’ Surgeries, a Fish and Chip shop, 4 Public Houses, Take Away Food outlets, Hairdressers and vehicle services. A variety of cultural activities are also available.

Significant Leisure facilities have been provided in recent years. Poringland Wood is a delightful area covering 10 hectares with good paths, a picnic area amid a variety of pine trees, silver birches and other deciduous trees. Poringland Lakes is an interesting area with a maze of pathways around various water in former sand excavations. It is not yet available for public use. Poringland Community Wood off Carr Lane is a large area recently planted with trees. A network of paths runs through the wood. A pond provides additional interest. The village also boasts a popular Play Barn.

Meet The Staff
Area Manager - Janette
Janette Churchill has 20 years experience in estate agency all of which has been spent working for Howards, running both the Long Stratton and Poringland offices.

Janette is a real people person and has embraced the opportunity to become part of the local communities where she works. A life spent in estate agency has taught Janette the importance of delivering on service and she will always go the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction - this has been proved time and time again as so much of the offices work comes from repeat business.

Janette is proud to be a member of the national association of estate agents (MNAEA) a qualification that ensures service standards and a depth of knowledge of her own local area. Janettes effervescent personality shines through and her enthusiasm for her job is clear to see. Janette is very committed to the 'Howards way' of customer service and is proud of what her offices have achieved so far although she says 'the best is yet to come.'
Office Manager - Pearl
Pearl has been with Howards since the year 2000, starting as a part-timer to fit in with her busy life of bringing up four children. She has progressed within the company to the position of Office Manager. Pearl is highly motivated, very knowledgeable and customer care is of high importance to her and her team.
Sales Negotiator - Joss
Joss has been in the property sales industry for many years, working at a senior level, initially working part-time to fit around family life, and having a short break to work in the Social Housing Sector. Joss has a strong belief in excellent customer service combined with a knowledge of property in Poringland and the surrounding area, and is extremely focused on providing customers with support, advice and guidance when moving home.
Sales Negotiator - Ellen
Although relatively new to estate agency, Ellen is proving to be a complete natural to the job, absorbing new challenges daily and surprising us all with her mature approach. Ellen is busy learning the many new skills whilst providing the highest levels of customer care.
Contact us

107a The Street Poringland
NR14 7RP

T: 01508 495050
F: 01508 495045

Branch Manager: Janette Churchill

Office Manager: Pearl Halls