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Sandringham, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437
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Sandringham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi)
Population437 (2011)
• Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF695285
Civil parish
  • Sandringham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPE35
Dialling code01485
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437

Sandringham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Dersingham, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) north-west of Norwich.[1]

The village's name means 'Sandy Dersingham'. 'Dersingham' meaning 'Homestead/village of Deorsige's people'.

The civil parish extends westwards from Sandringham village to the shore of the Wash some 6 km (3.7 mi) distant, and includes the villages of West Newton and Wolferton. It has an area of 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 402 in 176 households. The population had increased to 437 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish is in the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1][3]

Sandringham is best known as the location of Sandringham House and its estate, a private residence of British monarchs since Edward VII, who used it as a holiday home. Near to the house is the Royal Stud, a stud farm that houses many of the royal horses. The village was the birthplace of Diana, Princess of Wales.

In terms of public transport, Sandringham is served by bus route 35 between King's Lynn and Hunstanton, operated by Lynx.[citation needed]

Queen Alexandra's Nest

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  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2 December 2005.

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