Upper Sheringham

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Upper Sheringham
Upper Sheringham in March 2006.JPG
The village of Upper Sheringham
Upper Sheringham is located in Norfolk
Upper Sheringham
Upper Sheringham
 Upper Sheringham shown within Norfolk
Area  6.19 km2 (2.39 sq mi)
Population 214 (parish, 2001 census)
   – density  35/km2 (91/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG1441
   – London  132 miles (212 km) 
Civil parish Upper Sheringham
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SHERINGHAM
Postcode district NR26
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°55′53″N 1°11′23″E / 52.93141°N 1.18966°E / 52.93141; 1.18966

Upper Sheringham is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 26.8 miles (43.1 km) North-north-west of Norwich, 6 miles (9.7 km) west of Cromer and 132 miles (212 km) north-north-east of London. The village is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) from the town of Sheringham. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. Nearby road connections are the A149 [2] King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth road to the north of the village and the A148 King's Lynn to Cromer road just to the south. The parish of Upper Sheringham in the 2001 census, a population of 214. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Description[edit]

The name Sheringham is of Scandinavian origin and has the meaning The Ham of Scira’s people.[3] It is thought that Scira may have been a Viking warlord who was given the land as a reward for his performance in battle. The village is located a little south west on higher ground above the town of Sheringham. The village is bound to the west by the National Trust property of Sheringham Hall and its estate. To the south is the hill line known as the Cromer Ridge. The village is known locally as "Upper Town" as compared to the town of Sheringham (town) itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 252 - Norfolk Coast East. ISBN 978-0-319-23815-8.
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, page 228 ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Divided Village, By Peter Cox: Courtyard Publishing: ISBN 0-9524810-5-7

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