Earsham

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Earsham
All Saints Church,Earsham - geograph.org.uk - 986171.jpg
All Saints Church, Earsham
Earsham is located in Norfolk
Earsham
Earsham
Earsham shown within Norfolk
Area12.65 km2 (4.88 sq mi)
Population882 (2011)
• Density70/km2 (180/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTM322892
Civil parish
  • Earsham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBUNGAY
Postcode districtNR35
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
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England
Norfolk
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.

Governance[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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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