Anmer, Norfolk

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"Anmer" redirects here. For the racehorse, see Emily Davison.
Anmer village sign
Anmer is located in Norfolk
 Anmer shown within Norfolk
Area  5.86 km2 (2.26 sq mi)
OS grid reference TF741295
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 PE31
Dialling code 01485
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°50′06″N 0°35′03″E / 52.834863°N 0.584093°E / 52.834863; 0.584093

Anmer is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, situated about 12 miles (19 km) north by north-east of the town of King's Lynn, and 35 miles (55 km) north-west of the city of Norwich.

The place-name 'Anmer' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Anemere. This name derives from the Old English 'aened-mere', meaning 'duck mere or lake'.[1] Anmer Hall, the former residence of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, is located in the village: it is linked to the nearby Sandringham estate by a long straight road known as ‘The Avenue’.[2] In 2014 Anmer Hall was renovated as the new country home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

'Anmer' was the name of the horse belonging to King George V which occasioned the death of the suffragette Emily Davison at the 1913 Epsom Derby, after she stepped in front of it during the race.

The civil parish has an area of 5.86 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 63 in 29 households. At the 2011 Census the population remained less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Flitcham with Appleton. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1]


  1. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.10.
  2. ^ Norfolk Heritage Explore: Anmer

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