Quidenham St Andrew
Quidenham shown within Norfolk
|Area||22.51 km2 (8.69 sq mi)|
|– density||26/km2 (67/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Quidenham is a small rural village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 22.51 km2 (8.69 sq mi) and had a population of 576 in 183 households at the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.
The place-name 'Quidenham' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as 'Cuidenham', and means 'Cwida's ham or village'. The name 'Cwida' corresponds to the Old High German name 'Quito'.
Quidenham is also the location of the annual music festival Play Fest.
Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit is partially located in Quidenham parish, albeit 2 miles (3.2 km) to the north-west of the village. Eccles Road railway station, on the Breckland Line between Cambridge and Norwich, is a similar distance to the north of the village.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 230 - Diss & Harleston. ISBN 0-319-21862-7.
- Eilert Ekwall, Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, p.377.
- "Quidenham in History". Carmelite Monastery, Quidenham. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
Media related to Quidenham at Wikimedia Commons
- Map sources for Quidenham
- Information from Genuki Norfolk on Quidenham.
- 1854 description of Quidenham.
- 1883 description of Quidenham.
- Website with photos of Quidenham St Andrew, a round-tower church
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