St Nicholas Church, Dersingham
|Area||14.50 km2 (5.60 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (830/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Dersingham is a village, civil parish and electoral ward in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich, opening onto the Wash.
The civil parish has an area of 14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 4,502 in 2,110 households, the population increasing to 4,640 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
Sandringham House, a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth and several of her predecessors, lies just to the south of Dersingham in the parish of Sandringham. The Queen visited Dersingham Infant School to mark her Diamond Jubilee accession day on 6 February 2012.
The Church of St Nicholas is a Grade I listed building. The wooden parish chest, dating from the middle of the 14th Century, is carved elaborately with the symbols of the four Evangelists; on the lid, there is part of an inscription.
The nearby Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve, managed by English Nature, contains habitats ranging from marshland to heathland and woodland. Birds such as the redpoll, crossbill, long-eared owl, tree pipit, sparrowhawk and nightjar can be found there.
- Ginger Baker, drummer, rented Dersingham Hall during his Baker Gurvitz Army period
- Arthur Bryant, historian and columnist for the Illustrated London News
- Phil Collins, drummer, solo artist and lead singer with Genesis
- John Dolignon (1813 - 1896), cricketer
- Claire Goose, actress, raised in Dersingham where her father worked as a general practitioner
- Thomas Kerrich (1748–1828), artist and antiquarian, was born here and became vicar in 1784
- Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
- "Ward/Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
- "Dersingham Infant and Nursery School welcomes the Queen". Lynn News. 6 February 2012.
- Historic England. "Church of St Nicholas, Dersingham (1342317)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 6 February 2018.
- "Dersingham Norfolk". NorfolkCoast.co.uk. Archived from the original on July 18, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2006.
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