Marham

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Marham
Holy Trinity, Marham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 321408.jpg
Holy Trinity church, Marham
Marham is located in Norfolk
Marham
Marham
Location within Norfolk
Area14.85 km2 (5.73 sq mi)
Population3,531 (2011)
• Density238/km2 (620/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF 709 100
Civil parish
  • Marham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°39′39″N 0°31′32″E / 52.66078°N 0.52550°E / 52.66078; 0.52550Coordinates: 52°39′39″N 0°31′32″E / 52.66078°N 0.52550°E / 52.66078; 0.52550

Marham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, approximate 12 miles (19 km) away from King's Lynn. An RAF station, RAF Marham, is situated nearby at Upper Marham.[1] The village covers an area of 1,485 ha (3,670 acres) and had a population of 2,951 in 788 households as of the 2001 census,[2] increasing to 3,531 at the 2011 Census.[3]

The villages name means 'Pool homestead/village' or 'hemmed-in land with a pool'.

Governance[edit]

Marham is a parish of the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district council, which is responsible for the most local services. Norfolk County Council is in charge of roads, some schools, and social services, and the county councillor for the Gayton & Nar Valley division is Graham Middleton (Conservative) since 2017. For Westminster elections Marham forms part of the South West Norfolk constituency, represented by Elizabeth Truss (Conservative).

Religion[edit]

Holy Trinity Church of England parish church is a Grade I listed building.[4] It dates from Norman times and has a Norman doorway. Since its original design, each part of the building has been reconstructed. The doorway has a single-scallop shaft on each side. The semi-circular arch is high enough to allow the tympanum within to be filled with a checkered "lozenge" pattern.[5]

Marham Methodist church joins with the Anglicans for some of its services.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-21867-8.
  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. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Church of Holy Trinity, Marham  (Grade I) (1077832)". National Heritage List for England.
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  6. ^ [2]

http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Marham

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