Barnham Broom

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Barnham Broom
Barnham Broom is located in Norfolk
Barnham Broom
Barnham Broom
Location within Norfolk
Area7.24 km2 (2.80 sq mi)
Population590 (2011)
• Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG080074
Civil parish
  • Barnham Broom
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°37′28″N 1°04′18″E / 52.62449°N 1.07164°E / 52.62449; 1.07164Coordinates: 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 villages 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] 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 7 Councillors and meets on the third Thursday of every month except August and December.[4]

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


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 September 2015.
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