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Barnham Broom

Coordinates: 52°37′28″N 1°04′18″E / 52.62449°N 1.07164°E / 52.62449; 1.07164
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Barnham Broom
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Barnham Broom
Barnham Broom is located in Norfolk
Barnham Broom
Barnham Broom
Location within Norfolk
Area7.24 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population670 (2021)
• Density93/km2 (240/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG080074
Civil parish
  • Barnham Broom
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′28″N 1°04′18″E / 52.62449°N 1.07164°E / 52.62449; 1.07164

Barnham Broom is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated on the River Yare, 9 miles (15 km) west of Norwich.[1] and 4 miles (6 km) north-west of Wymondham.

The village's name means 'Beorn's homestead/village' or, perhaps, 'warrior's homestead/village'. The 'Broom' part was added in 1838.

The civil parish has an area of 7.24 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 552 in 220 households, increasing to 590 at the 2011 Census [1] and 670 in the 2021 census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.[2]

At the centre of the village, on the crossroads, lies Barnham Broom Post Office & Stores, providing local services to the community and visitors, and a hundred yards further along Bell Road can be found The Bell public house.[2]

The school, Barnham Broom CofE VA Primary School,[3] is an 1847 flint building.

The parish council is made up of seven councillors and meets on the third Thursday of every month except August and December.[4]

1-mile (1.6 km) north-east of the village is Barnham Broom Hotel & Country Club, incorporating restaurant, two 18-hole golf courses, a leisure and fitness club and a hotel.

War memorial[edit]

Barnham Broom's war memorial is located inside St. Peter & St. Paul's Church alongside a Roll of Honour. It lists the following names for the First World War:

  • Corporal Charles A. Davey (1895–1918), 4th Battalion, Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery
  • Lance-Corporal Ted Pegnall (d.1918), 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Gunner H. William Cullum (1895–1917), 154th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Private William R. Waters (1899–1917), 10th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
  • Private Charles Bell (1885–1917), 10th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
  • Private Harry Harvey (1887–1917), 1st Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
  • Private Charles Bullard (1892–1918), 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers
  • Private George H. Martin (1888–1917), 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  2. ^ "BELL - BARNHAM BROOM". www.norfolkpubs.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". www.barnhambroom.norfolk.sch.uk. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Home - Norfolk Parishes". 8 February 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2024.

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