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All Saints Church, Shipdham
Shipdham is located in Norfolk
Shipdham shown within Norfolk
Area 18.69 km2 (7.22 sq mi)
Population 2,057 (2011 census)[1]
• Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF958073
Civil parish
  • Shipdham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP25
Dialling code 01362
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
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.

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  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