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Wereham is located in Norfolk
 Wereham shown within Norfolk
Area  8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population 626 (2001 census)
   – density  73/km2 (190/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF680016
District King's Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Dialling code 01366
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Norfolk
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Coordinates: 52°35′10″N 0°28′48″E / 52.586°N 0.480°E / 52.586; 0.480

Wereham is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.


Wereham lies in the Wissey valley and is on the main A134 road; it is some five miles to the east of the town of Downham Market and thirteen miles from King's Lynn. Neighbouring villages include Boughton, Fincham, Crimplesham, West Dereham, Wretton and Stoke Ferry.


In the centre of the village is the pond - known locally as the pit. Nearby on the village green, the Village sign depicts 'Billy the Seal', one of Wereham's most famous residents from the 1920s.


Wereham once had four pubs: the George and Dragon, The Crown, The Nags Head and The Chequers; however, only the George and Dragon remains. The village also had a school; this closed in the 1980s.

St Margaret of Antioch, Wereham

The Parish Church, dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, is in the centre of the village.

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