Ellingham shown within Norfolk
|Area||5.61 km2 (2.17 sq mi)|
|– density||99/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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, the population increasing to 554 at the 2011 census. 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
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 River Waveney
Ellingham in the media
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.
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