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All Saints Church, Earsham
Earsham is located in Norfolk
Earsham shown within Norfolk
Area 12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population 882 (2011)
• Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM322892
Civil parish
  • Earsham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUNGAY
Postcode district NR35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°27′07″N 1°25′02″E / 52.451825°N 1.417236°E / 52.451825; 1.417236Coordinates: 52°27′07″N 1°25′02″E / 52.451825°N 1.417236°E / 52.451825; 1.417236

Earsham is a small village in Norfolk, England. Its postal town is the nearby Bungay, Suffolk. It covers an area of 12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi) and had a population of 907 in 357 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population falling to 882 at the 2011 census.[2]

Earsham has a number of local attractions, including:

There was once an Earsham railway station on the Waveney Valley Line, but this is now closed.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south to Wortwell and had a total population taken at the 2011 Census of 2,444.[4]

Etymology of name[edit]

Earsham's name refers to its position within a stubble or earsh field in which plant material - wheat, barley or rye had been cut leaving a short stubble or short stalks.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Earsham parish information". South Norfolk Council. 6 December 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Earsham Mill". 
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  5. ^ History and Antiquities of Horsham, Dorothea E Hurst, Farncombe & Co.,Lewes ,1889
  6. ^ Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect, W D Parish, 2nd Ed, 1975 p39

External links[edit]

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