All Saints CofE church
|South Pickenham shown within Norfolk|
|Area||7.58 km2 (2.93 sq mi)|
|Population||101 (2001 census)|
|• Density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
South Pickenham is a small village and civil parish in the Breckland district of mid Norfolk, East Anglia, England. It has an area of 758 hectares (2.93 square miles) and it had a population of 101 in 40 households at the 2001 census. This had dropped to an estimated 85 as at the 2007/2008 Breckland yearbook. The Parish Council Tax (Band D) 1 April 2007 was £28.75. It was once in the Hundred of South Greenhoe. At the 2011 Census the village population had again fallen to less than 100 and was included in the civil parish of Cockley Cley.
The village is about 4 miles south east of Swaffham and 2 miles from its sister village North Pickenham. The village is centered on Pickenham Hall, still the landlord for much of the village, which is owned by the Arumugam Packiri family. The original hall was designed by William Donthorne but between 1902 and 1905 architect Robert Weir Schultz extensively rebuilt and enlarged the hall, incorporating the previous house, in the style of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The military training area Stanta lies to the south of the parish.
The restored church of Saint Mary's at Houghton on the Hill is nearby. Historically part of North Pickenham since 1725, a Pastoral Order was raised transferring it to South Pickenham as a Chapel of Ease in 1992.
South Pickenham Estate Co. Ltd., a large arable and livestock farming company, is based in 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.
- Breckland Yearbook
- The Beauties of England and Wales
- A General History of the County of Norfolk by John Chambers
- Robert Weir Schultz
- All Saints
- Five towers within a 9 mile radius
- Saint Mary's
- Comprehensive St. Mary's .pdf file
- Necton All Saints church website
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to South Pickenham.|
- Old postcards Old postcards of both South and North Pickenham.
- Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854 Some historical data from 1854