Broome, Norfolk

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Broome is located in Norfolk
Broome shown within Norfolk
Area 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population 458 (2011)
• Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM 349 913
Civil parish
  • Broome
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUNGAY
Postcode district NR35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°28′09″N 1°27′25″E / 52.46906°N 1.45694°E / 52.46906; 1.45694Coordinates: 52°28′09″N 1°27′25″E / 52.46906°N 1.45694°E / 52.46906; 1.45694

Broome is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the north bank of the River Waveney, which forms the border with Suffolk, some 2 km north of the town of Bungay and 20 km south-east of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 5.91 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 475 in 190 households,[2] reducing to 458 at the 2011 census.[3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

Thomas Manning[edit]

Thomas Manning was a resident of Broome; he was the first white man to visit the Dalai Lama and also meet Napoleon, during his capture on the island of Saint Helena.

Joe Lewis[edit]

The Peterborough goalkeeper Joe Lewis is a former resident of Broome. Lewis currently has three under-21 international caps and was called up to the senior England squad in August 2008, although he remained as an unused substitute and is yet to be recalled.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  2. ^ "Broome parish information". 4 January 2006. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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