Warham, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°56′15″N 0°53′34″E / 52.93744°N 0.89283°E / 52.93744; 0.89283

Warham
VillageSignWarhamNorthNorfolk(DavidWilliams)Sep2004.jpg
Warham village sign
Warham is located in Norfolk
Warham
Warham
 Warham shown within Norfolk
Area  18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population 193 
    - Density  10 /km2 (26 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF 945 417
Civil parish Warham
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Postcode district NR23
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Warham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about 5 km (3.1 mi) inland from the north Norfolk coast, 5 km (3.1 mi) south-east of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea and 50 km (31 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 193 in 79 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

Surprisingly, this small village has two large medieval churches, All Saints near the village centre and St Mary Magdalen about 500 m (550 yd) away. Originally, there were two ecclesiastical parishes here, but the two parishes were merged after the Reformation.[3]

Just south of the village is Warham Camp a small ancient hillfort earthwork built by the Iceni in the 2nd century BC, known locally as 'the Danish Camp'.

The village has a tiny request stop - Warham railway station - on the narrow gauge Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  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.
  3. ^ "St Mary Magdalene,Warham". The Norfolk Churches site. Retrieved 26 May 2006. 

External links[edit]

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