Reedham Swing Bridge
Reedham shown within Norfolk
|Area||12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)|
|- Density||74 /km2 (190 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Reedham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and within The Broads. It is situated on the north bank of the River Yare, some 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of the city of Norwich, 12 km (7.5 mi) south-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and the same distance north-west of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.
The Romans had a settlement there, and King Edmund of East Anglia is said to have lived here. The Fastolf family, whose most celebrated member was Sir John Fastolf, are recorded here from the thirteenth century.
The civil parish includes a significant area of nearby marshland, together with the famously isolated settlement of Berney Arms. It has an area of 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 925 in 406 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Broadland.
Reedham Ferry, a chain ferry just outside the village, is the only road crossing point on the River Yare between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. The railway line between Norwich and Lowestoft crosses the river on Reedham Swing Bridge. Reedham railway station, which serves the village, gives connections to Norwich, Lowestoft, and Great Yarmouth (via Berney Arms).
- Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
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- Reedham station page on wherrylines.org.uk
- The Lord Nelson Public House.
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