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Longham church - geograph.org.uk - 383719.jpg
Church of SS Peter and Andrew
Longham is located in Norfolk
Longham shown within Norfolk
Area5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population224 (2011 census)[1]
• Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF943159
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR19
Dialling code01362
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°42′21″N 0°52′30″E / 52.70596°N 0.87488°E / 52.70596; 0.87488Coordinates: 52°42′21″N 0°52′30″E / 52.70596°N 0.87488°E / 52.70596; 0.87488

Longham is a village situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of 540 hectares (2.1 square miles) with a population of 219 in 100 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 224 in 99 households at the 2011 Census. Longham lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north-west of Dereham and 11 miles (18 km) south of Fakenham.

Longham is served by the mediaeval church of St. Andrew & St. Peter in the Benefice of Gressenhall.[3] It is a grade II* listed building.[4]

Robert Howlett[edit]

The Victorian photographer Robert Howlett grew up in the parsonage at Longham from circa 1840 until 1852, the second of four sons of Reverend Robert Howlett and Harriet Harsant. He is renowned for his iconic photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Circa 1845, the parsonage in Longham had an electrical telegraph link to the local Manor House only eight years after Samuel Morse filed his telegraphy patent in America.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Norfolk churches".
  4. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST PETER (1077331)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2014.