Bodham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bodham
Bodham Village sign 6th September 2008 (2).JPG
The Village sign, Bodham, Norfolk
Bodham is located in Norfolk
Bodham
Bodham
 Bodham shown within Norfolk
Area  6.80 km2 (2.63 sq mi)
Population 435 (parish, 2001 census)
   – density  64 /km2 (170 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG120400
   – London  131 miles (211 km) 
Civil parish Bodham CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLT
Postcode district NR25
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°54′57″N 1°09′45″E / 52.91597°N 1.16258°E / 52.91597; 1.16258

Bodham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1]The village is 27.2 miles north north west of Norwich, 6.4 miles west of Cromer and 131 miles north north east of London. The village lies 3.1 miles south west of the nearest town of Sheringham.The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village is situated on the A148 coast road which links the town of King’s Lynn to Cromer.[2] The civil parish had in 2001 census, a population of 435. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

History[edit]

Bodham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[3] In the great book Bodham is recorded by the names Bod(en)ham, and Botham. The main landholders Hugh de Montfort and Walter Giffard. The main tenant was said to be Ralph.

Village sign[edit]

The village sign shows a representation of a medieval tax collector going about his employment. The tax collector's name was Boda and is mentioned in the Domesday Book[citation needed], which confirms his existence and the fact that he lived there. Bodham means "Boda's Village"[citation needed].

Village amenities[edit]

Bodham & Beckham Village Hall[edit]

Bodham and Beckham Village Hall is a modern hall less than twenty years old. It is regularly used by Bodham Bingo Club, yoga classes, church events. Regular quiz night fundraisers are held four times a year, in February, May, September and December. The hall is heated by electric heaters. Grants from Norfolk Community Foundation have been obtained to put in equipment for film showing and regular monthly shows are held on Friday during the winter. A loop system has also been installed to help the hearing impaired.

Bodham Playing Field[edit]

Bodham Playing Field which is situated on Cromer Road has a full-size football pitch and a 'juniors' pitch. The Playing Field Committee has had the pavilion refurbished with the help of grants from Bodham Bingo Club, Awards for All Lottery Fund and North Norfolk District Council's Active Communities Fund. There are two changing rooms, showers, toilets and a fully fitted kitchen, all inside the pavilion. Attached is a referees room. An additional facility is a disabled toilet accessible with the use of a RADAR Key. The Playing Field Committee have now taken over responsibility for the floodlights. The Bodham Football Club is made up of players from outside the village. Many fund raising events are held throughout the year to support the playing Field. Grants have been obtained to purchase exercise equipment. This was made possible by grants from Norfolk Community Foundation, Awards for All, Bodham Bingo Club, Sports Relief, Active Norfolk, Bodham Big Weekend and Bodham Horticultural Show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OS Explorer Map 24” – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, Page 228, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 186, Bodham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3

External links[edit]

Media related to Bodham at Wikimedia Commons