From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
St Nicholas Church at Dersingham - - 262342.jpg
St Nicholas Church, Dersingham
Dersingham is located in Norfolk
Dersingham shown within Norfolk
Area 14.50 km2 (5.60 sq mi)
Population 4,640 (2011)
• Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF 686 304
Civil parish
  • Dersingham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE31
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°50′41″N 0°30′07″E / 52.84471°N 0.50200°E / 52.84471; 0.50200Coordinates: 52°50′41″N 0°30′07″E / 52.84471°N 0.50200°E / 52.84471; 0.50200

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.[1]

Signpost in Dersingham

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.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ "Ward/Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ "Dersingham Infant and Nursery School welcomes the Queen". Lynn News. 6 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dersingham Norfolk". Archived from the original on July 18, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2006. 

External links[edit]