Shipdham

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Shipdham
The church of All Saints, Shipdham, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 707482.jpg
All Saints Church, Shipdham
Shipdham is located in Norfolk
Shipdham
Shipdham
Shipdham shown within Norfolk
Area18.69 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
Population2,057 (2011 census)[1]
• Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF958073
Civil parish
  • Shipdham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTHETFORD
Postcode districtIP25
Dialling code01362
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°37′41″N 0°53′38″E / 52.628°N 0.894°E / 52.628; 0.894Coordinates: 52°37′41″N 0°53′38″E / 52.628°N 0.894°E / 52.628; 0.894

Shipdham is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district, in Norfolk, England, approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south-south-west of Dereham. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,145 in 899 households,[2] falling at the 2011 Census to a population of 2,057 in 891 households. It covers an area of 18.69 km2 (7.22 sq mi). It is also known to be the longest village in Norfolk.

The River Yare rises to the east of the village and flows east, while the River Wissey rises to the north and flows westwards.[3][4]

Shipdham Airfield (formerly RAF Shipdham) is located east of the village.

The village was struck by an F1/T2 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Fisher, Stuart (2013). British River Navigations. Adlard Coles Nautical. ISBN 978-1-4729-0084-5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Neighbourhood Statistics: 2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Shipdham CP (Parish)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  3. ^ Fisher 2013, p. 167.
  4. ^ Ordnance Survey, 1:50,000 map
  5. ^ www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi