Church of SS Peter and Andrew
|Area||5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)|
|Population||224 (2011 census)|
|• Density||41/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
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, 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.
The villages name means 'homestead/village of Lawa's people'.
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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Longham, Norfolk.|
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Norfolk churches".
- Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST PETER (1077331)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 March 2014.