Earsham

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Earsham
All Saints Church,Earsham - geograph.org.uk - 986171.jpg
All Saints Church, Earsham
Earsham is located in Norfolk
Earsham
Earsham
 Earsham shown within Norfolk
Area  12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population 907 
   – density  72/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM322892
Civil parish Earsham
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUNGAY
Postcode district NR35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°27′07″N 1°25′02″E / 52.451825°N 1.417236°E / 52.451825; 1.417236

Earsham is a small village in Norfolk, England. Its postal town is the nearby Bungay, Suffolk. It covers an area of 12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi) and had a population of 907 in 357 households at the 2001 census.[1]

Earsham has a number of local attractions, including:

  • Earsham Mill - a watermill dating from Anglo-Saxon times[2]
  • Earsham Hall - Furniture and antique sales
  • The Queens Head - Home to the Waveney Brewing Company

There was once an Earsham railway station on the Waveney Valley Line, but this is now closed.

Etymology of name[edit]

Earsham's name refers to its position within a stubble or earsh field in which plant material - wheat, barley or rye had been cut leaving a short stubble or short stalks.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Earsham parish information". South Norfolk Council. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Earsham Mill". 
  3. ^ History and Antiquities of Horsham, Dorothea E Hurst, Farncombe & Co.,Lewes ,1889
  4. ^ Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, W D Parish, 2nd Ed, 1975 p39

External links[edit]

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