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St Andrew's Church, Deopham, Norfolk - - 806068.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Deopham
Deopham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area9.79 km2 (3.78 sq mi)
Population541 (2011)[1]
• Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG051008
Civil parish
  • Deopham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR18
Dialling code01953
List of places
52°34′02″N 1°01′34″E / 52.567106°N 1.026074°E / 52.567106; 1.026074Coordinates: 52°34′02″N 1°01′34″E / 52.567106°N 1.026074°E / 52.567106; 1.026074

Deopham is a village and civil parish in the South Norfolk district, in the county of Norfolk, England. It is close to the old RAF airfield of Deopham Green and the tower of its parish church is one of the tallest in the county of Norfolk.[citation needed] The current parish covers an area of 9.79 km2 (3.78 sq mi) and had a population of 505 in 209 households at the 2001 census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk. Hackford parish was merged with Deopham on the 1 April 1935.[3] Messenger Monsey, later physician to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and a man notorious in London society for his ill-manners, was baptised in Hackford with Whitwell church on 30 October 1694.[4]

The village name means 'Deep homestead/village'. The name may be referring to a deep place in the nearby lake, Sea Mere.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Deopham and Hackford parish information". South Norfolk Council. 11 May 2009. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Relationships and changes Deopham AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  4. ^ J. F. Payne/Michael Bevan: "Monsey, Messenger", ODNB (Oxford:OUP, 2004) Retrieved 27 December 2014. Pay-walled.

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