East Rudham

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East Rudham
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Signpost in East Rudham
East Rudham is located in Norfolk
East Rudham
East Rudham
Location within Norfolk
Area17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population541 (2011)
• Density30/km2 (78/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF826280
Civil parish
  • East Rudham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°49′08″N 0°42′30″E / 52.81898°N 0.70841°E / 52.81898; 0.70841Coordinates: 52°49′08″N 0°42′30″E / 52.81898°N 0.70841°E / 52.81898; 0.70841

East Rudham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi) and had a population of 525 in 240 households at the 2001 census,[1] including Broomsthorpe and increasing to 541 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The village straddles the A 148 King's Lynn to Cromer road. It once had its own East Rudham station on the line between King's Lynn and Melton Constable.


The villages name means 'Rudda's homestead/village' or 'Rudda's hemmed-in land'.[3]

There is evidence of occupation during the Middle Ages.[4]

In 2016 and 2016 archaeological test pits were dug. [5] The report was published in 2019.[6]


East Rudham is part of the electoral ward of Rudham. The population of this ward at this 2011 census was 2,128.[7]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Rudham%20East%20and%20West
  4. ^ "Mediaeval Archaeology" (PDF). www.access.arch.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  5. ^ "East and West Rudham". www.access.arch.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  6. ^ "East and West Rudham" (PDF). www.access.arch.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Rudham ward population 2011". Retrieved 27 August 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to East Rudham at Wikimedia Commons