Great Dunham

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Great Dunham
Great Dunham (Norfolk) St Andrew's Church - - 68980.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham
Great Dunham is located in Norfolk
Great Dunham
Great Dunham
Great Dunham shown within Norfolk
Area 8.18 km2 (3.16 sq mi)
Population 325 (2001 census[1])
344 (2011)[2]
• Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF8732514650
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Kings Lynn
Postcode district PE32
Dialling code 01760
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°41′50″N 0°46′15″E / 52.697115°N 0.770711°E / 52.697115; 0.770711Coordinates: 52°41′50″N 0°46′15″E / 52.697115°N 0.770711°E / 52.697115; 0.770711

Great Dunham is a village situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of 818 hectares (3.16 square miles) with an estimated population of 325,[3] including Kempstone and increasing to a measured population of 344 at the 2011 Census. The village lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of its sister village Little Dunham and 7 miles (11 km) by road north east from Swaffham.

It is served by St.Andrews church[4] in the Benefice of Great Dunham.[5]

Great Denham used to have a smock mill[6] which was superseded by a tower mill,[7] now derelict.

There was once a Dunham railway station serving the two sister settlements. It is now closed.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Breckland Yearbook 2007/2008 Archived 2008-11-21 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Norfolk churches
  5. ^ Benefice of Great Dunham
  6. ^ Smock mill
  7. ^ Tower mill