Lexham

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Lexham
Lexham is located in Norfolk
Lexham
Lexham
Lexham shown within Norfolk
Area 9.73 km2 (3.76 sq mi)
Population 157 UK census 2001
• Density 16/km2 (41/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF8558517933
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE32
Dialling code 01382
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°43′38″N 0°44′48″E / 52.7272°N 0.7468°E / 52.7272; 0.7468Coordinates: 52°43′38″N 0°44′48″E / 52.7272°N 0.7468°E / 52.7272; 0.7468

Lexham is a parish consisting of the twin villages of East Lexham and West Lexham situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of 9.73 km2 (3.76 sq mi) with a population of 157 at the 2001 census.[1] The Lexham villages are just over a mile apart and lie 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north of Swaffham and 18 miles (29 km) by road east from Kings Lynn.

It is served by St.Nicholas church in West Lexham[2] and St.Andrews in East Lexham[3] in the Benefice of Litcham. Both churches have round towers with St.Andrews reputed to be the oldest in the country.[4]

The Nar Valley Way passes through the villages with a permissive path through the grounds of Lexham Hall estate.[5]

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