Broome, Norfolk

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Broome is located in Norfolk
Broome shown within Norfolk
Area5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population458 (2011)
• Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM 349 913
Civil parish
  • Broome
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBUNGAY
Postcode districtNR35
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. 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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