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Frettenham Village Sign.jpg
The village sign, incorporating a millstone from Frettenham Mill
Frettenham is located in Norfolk
Frettenham shown within Norfolk
Area6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population740 (2011)[1]
• Density117/km2 (300/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG246174
Civil parish
  • Frettenham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR12
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°42′31″N 1°19′25″E / 52.708531°N 1.323509°E / 52.708531; 1.323509Coordinates: 52°42′31″N 1°19′25″E / 52.708531°N 1.323509°E / 52.708531; 1.323509

Frettenham is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Known in the Domesday Book as 'Fretham', Frettenham is located six miles north-east of Norwich, surrounded by countryside. The village is well known for its rich farmland.[2] It covers an area of 6.33 km2 (2.44 sq mi) and had a population of 727 in 288 households at the 2001 census,[3] increasing slightly to a population of 740 in 307 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.

The parish church of St Swithin dates from the 14th century; the chancel was rebuilt in 1869 by the architest Richard Phipson.[4]

St Swithin's church

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ Broadland and District Council- Frettenham Archived June 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  3. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST SWITHIN (1372955)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

External links[edit]

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