Erpingham

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Erpingham
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Alby Horseshoes Inn
Erpingham is located in Norfolk
Erpingham
Erpingham
Location within Norfolk
Area10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Population700 (2011)
• Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG192319
Civil parish
  • Erpingham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR11
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°50′24″N 1°15′12″E / 52.84006°N 1.25327°E / 52.84006; 1.25327Coordinates: 52°50′24″N 1°15′12″E / 52.84006°N 1.25327°E / 52.84006; 1.25327

Erpingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Its area of 2,490 acres (1,010 ha) had a population of 541 in 210 households at the 2001 Census.[1] Including Ingworth it increased to 700 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Governance[edit]

For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk. An electoral ward in the same name had a population of 2,344 at the 2011 Census.[3]

Erpingham is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north of Aylsham and gave its name to the adjoining Hundred,[4] held by the family of Sir Thomas Erpingham for many generations.

The village name means "Homestead/village of Eorp's people".

Church[edit]

Construction of the Church of St Mary in Erpingham was begun by Sir Thomas Erpingham and finished by Lord Bardolph. For a description and some history, see this site.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Suffolk serial killer Steve Wright, who murdered five Ipswich prostitutes in late 2006, was born at West Beckham, then in Erpingham Rural District.

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish Population 2011". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ South Erpingham hundred Retrieved 2 November 2010
  5. ^ Church site.

External links[edit]

Media related to Erpingham at Wikimedia Commons