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Hainford village sign, 01 08 2010.JPG
The village sign
Hainford is located in Norfolk
Hainford shown within Norfolk
Area6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population989 (2011)[1]
• Density143/km2 (370/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG229188
Civil parish
  • Hainford
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR10
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°43′18″N 1°18′00″E / 52.721738°N 1.3°E / 52.721738; 1.3Coordinates: 52°43′18″N 1°18′00″E / 52.721738°N 1.3°E / 52.721738; 1.3

Hainford (originally Haynford) is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 6.94 km2 (2.68 sq mi) and had a population of 951 in 365 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 989 in 391 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Broadland.


Hainford is situated close to the A140. The village is bordered by Hevingham to the North. Buxton to the North East.Frettenham to the East. Spixworth to the south east. Newton & Horsham St Faith to the South. Horsford to the West and Stratton Strawless to the North West.


Hainford is located near to the A140 which runs from Ipswich to Cromer via Norwich with its junction with the B1354 which for the second section of its route runs from Hainford to Hoveton (near Wroxham).

Sanders Coaches operate a regular service from Norwich to Reepham via Hainford with other services from Norwich to Sheringham during peak times.

The nearest National Rail station is Hoveton and Wroxham approximately 7 miles away.


The only pub in Hainford is The Chequers which serves food and drink. The pub was the victim of a fire in 1987 in which a fireman lost his life.[3]

There is a local primary school within the Village for children aged 4–11 years old. Children from 11+ attend either Sprowston Community High School or Aylsham High School

A scrap metal yard is located in the village at the location of the derelict house Hainford Hall. The Hall is said to be Haunted.



  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ The Chequers Archived 2008-08-20 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 9 February 2010

External links[edit]

Media related to Hainford at Wikimedia Commons