Ellingham, Norfolk

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Ellingham Mill.jpg
Ellingham Mill
Ellingham is located in Norfolk
Ellingham shown within Norfolk
Area 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi)
Population 554 
• Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM360924
Civil parish
  • Ellingham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BUNGAY
Postcode district NR35
Dialling code 01508
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°28′44″N 1°28′29″E / 52.47881°N 1.47483°E / 52.47881; 1.47483Coordinates: 52°28′44″N 1°28′29″E / 52.47881°N 1.47483°E / 52.47881; 1.47483

Ellingham is a civil parish in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi) and had a population of 532 in 238 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 554 in 248 households at the 2011 census.[2] It lies approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) from Bungay and 4 miles (6.4 km) from Beccles. Other close towns to the village include, Diss (16 miles) and Gt. Yarmouth (17 miles).

Travel to and from Ellingham[edit]

Ellingham lies along the A143 road which runs from Gt. Yarmouth in Norfolk to Haverhill in Suffolk. In March 2002, Ellingham and the nearby village of Broome were bypassed by this road which consequently, divided the larger side of Ellingham, now known as Ellingham 'East', with the smaller side, referred to as Ellingham 'West'.

The village used to have a rail link, with Ellingham railway station on the Waveney Valley Line which went from Tivetshall to Beccles.

The River Waveney[edit]

Ellingham Mill is on the River Waveney.[3]

On the western side of Ellingham, is Ellingham Hall, an 18th-century manor house owned by the Smith family, where Julian Assange, Internet activist, was confined in 2011.

Ellingham in the media[edit]

During December 2010, Ellingham became a location frequently covered by and referred to within the news and current media, when Ellingham Hall became the new home for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange was released on bail on condition that he stayed at a fixed address – namely Ellingham Hall, which current owner Vaughan Smith offered as a temporary place of residence for him.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ellingham parish information". South Norfolk Council. 16 May 2007. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 7 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ellingham Mill". Retrieved 28 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ellingham, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons