Great Dunham

Coordinates: 52°41′50″N 0°46′15″E / 52.697115°N 0.770711°E / 52.697115; 0.770711
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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
Location within Norfolk
Area8.18 km2 (3.16 sq mi)
Population325 (2001 census[1])
344 (2011)[2]
• Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF8732514650
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKings Lynn
Postcode districtPE32
Dialling code01760
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.

The village's name means 'Hill homestead/village.'

It is served by St Andrew's 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Great Denham used to have a smock mill[6] which was superseded by a tower mill,[7] now derelict.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 from the original on 21 November 2008.
  4. ^ "greatdunham".
  5. ^ "Benefice of Great Dunham". Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Norfolk Mills - Gt Dunham smock windmill".
  7. ^ "Norfolk Mills - Gt Dunham tower windmill".

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