Binham

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Binham
Cottages on Hindringham Road.jpg
Flint Cottages, Binham, Norfolk
Binham is located in Norfolk
Binham
Binham
Binham shown within Norfolk
Area11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Population292 (parish, 2011 census)
• Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF 980 390
• London124 miles (200 km)
Civil parish
  • Binham CP
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFAKENHAM
Postcode districtNR21
Dialling code01328
PoliceNorfolk
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AmbulanceEast of England
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52°55′05″N 0°56′58″E / 52.91806°N 0.94942°E / 52.91806; 0.94942Coordinates: 52°55′05″N 0°56′58″E / 52.91806°N 0.94942°E / 52.91806; 0.94942

Binham is a coastal village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 29.3 miles (47.2 km) north west of Norwich, 16.9 miles (27.2 km) west of Cromer and 124 miles (200 km) north north east of London. The village lies 4.9 miles (7.9 km) east south east of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea.The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The civil parish has an area of 11.52 km2 (4.45 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 273 in 124 households, including Cockthorpe and increasing to 292 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[3]

History[edit]

Binham village sign, depicting the priory

Binham has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[4] In the great book Binham is recorded by the names Benincham, and Bin(n)eham. The main landholder was Peter de Valognes. The survey mentions that there were two mills in the parish.

Binham Priory and Saint Mary Parish Church[edit]

Close to the village are the remains of the Benedictine St Mary's Priory. Today the nave of the much larger priory church has become the Church of Saint Mary and the Holy Cross and is still used as a place of worship. The remains of the priory are in the care of English Heritage.[5] Both are Grade I listed buildings [1].

Binham Pride[edit]

Organised by members of the cast of the Thursford Show, Binham has been the home of a Pride event since 2014. 'Binham Pride' started as a joke between members of the cast that were staying in Binham during their employment at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in 2014. In two weeks they decided to throw the event for real and 'Binham Pride' was officially born; a celebration of Diversity and Inclusion. The first Binham Pride was on Monday December 1 - world AIDs day at Binham Memeorail Hall and saw around 70 people attend - mostly people who were part of the Thursford show. The evening raised £2000 for The Terrence Higgins Trust. In 2015 'Binham Pride' grew larger. Around 100 people attended - a handful of whom were from local communities who had heard about the event through the Chequers Inn and social media posts. 'Binham Pride' 2015 raised £4000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. 'Binham Pride' 2016 fell on Monday 28 November and around 150 people attended - around 40 of whom are locals and raised just over £5000 for the Terrence Higgins Trust. 'Binham Pride' 2017 was the most successful and raised the largest amount to date.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24” – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 187, Binham, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  5. ^ "Binham Priory". NorfolkCoast.co.uk. Archived from the original on July 20, 2006. Retrieved June 10, 2006.

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