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Erpingham is located in Norfolk
 Erpingham shown within Norfolk
Area  10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)
Population 541 
   – density  54/km2 (140/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG192319
Civil parish Erpingham
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 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. It covers an area of 10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi) and had a population of 541 in 210 households as of the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Erpingham is 4 miles (6.4 km) to the north of Aylsham, and gives its name to the adjoining Hundred,[2] which was held by the family of Sir Thomas Erpingham for many generations.

The construction of the church of St. Mary in Erpingham was begun by Sir Thomas Erpingham and finished by Lord Bardolph.

Wilf Page, a staunch member of the National Union of Agricultural Workers and a Communist, was elected councillor for Erpingham on Norfolk Rural District Council, from 1945 until 1974 when he retired.

Suffolk serial killer Steve Wright, who murdered five Ipswich prostitutes in late 2006, was born at Erpingham in 1958.



  1. ^ [1]. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ South Erpingham hundred Retrieved 2 November 2010

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