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Fransham is located in Norfolk
Fransham shown within Norfolk
Area 12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
Population 426 (2001 census[1])
433 (2011)[2]
• Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF9053312872
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR19
Dialling code 01362
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°40′48″N 0°49′02″E / 52.6800°N 0.8171°E / 52.6800; 0.8171Coordinates: 52°40′48″N 0°49′02″E / 52.6800°N 0.8171°E / 52.6800; 0.8171

Fransham is a civil parish in the Breckland District of the English county of Norfolk; it covers an area of 12.14 km2 (4.7 sq mi), and includes the villages of Great and Little Fransham and the hamlet of Crane's End. Fransham has an estimated population of 430 as of 2007.[3] It lies 6 miles (9.7 km) east from Swaffham and 6 12 miles (10.5 km) west from Dereham.

The Canary and Linnet

The local pub in Little Fransham, the Canary and Linnet is just off the A47. Its name derives from the fact that the village is halfway between Norwich and King's Lynn ('canaries' and 'linnets' being the respective nicknames associated with each town and especially Norwich F.C. and King's Lynn F.C.). Great Fransham had a public house called Chequers which is now a private dwelling.

Great Fransham is served by All Saints church[4] and Little Fransham by St.Marys[5] both in the Benefice of Great Dunham.[6]

There is a commercially working forge with public demonstrations available.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Breckland Yearbook Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Norfolk churches
  5. ^ Norfolk churches
  6. ^ Benefice of Great Dunham

External links[edit]

Media related to Fransham at Wikimedia Commons