Sandringham, Norfolk

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Sandringham House
Sandringham is located in Norfolk
 Sandringham shown within Norfolk
Area  41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi)
Population 402 
   – density  10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF695285
Civil parish Sandringham, Norfolk
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437

Sandringham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Dersingham, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish extends westwards from Sandringham itself to the shore of The Wash some 6 km (3.7 mi) distant, and also includes the villages of West Newton and Wolferton. It has an area of 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 402 in 176 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1][2]

Sandringham is best known as the location of Sandringham House and its associated estate. This is a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth II and several of her predecessors. Near to Sandringham house is the Royal Stud, a stud farm that houses many of the royal horses. The village was also the birthplace of Lady Diana Spencer.

Queen Alexandra's Nest


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ 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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