Warham, Norfolk

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Warham
VillageSignWarhamNorthNorfolk(DavidWilliams)Sep2004.jpg
Warham village sign
Warham is located in Norfolk
Warham
Warham
Warham shown within Norfolk
Area18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population193 (2011)
• Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF 945 417
Civil parish
  • Warham
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Postcode districtNR23
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52°56′15″N 0°53′34″E / 52.93744°N 0.89283°E / 52.93744; 0.89283Coordinates: 52°56′15″N 0°53′34″E / 52.93744°N 0.89283°E / 52.93744; 0.89283

Warham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about 5 km (3.1 mi) inland from the north Norfolk coast, 5 km (3.1 mi) south-east of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea and 50 km (31 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi) and in the 2001 census and the 2011 Census had a population of 193 in 79 households.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[3]

Surprisingly, this small village has two large medieval churches, All Saints near the village centre and St Mary Magdalen about 500 m (550 yd) away. Originally, there were two ecclesiastical parishes here, but the two parishes were merged after the Reformation.[4]

Just south of the village is Warham Camp, a small ancient hill fort earthwork built by the Iceni in the 2nd century BC, known locally as 'the Danish Camp'.

The village has a tiny request stop - Warham railway station - on the narrow gauge Wells and Walsingham Light Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish populations 2001 & 2011". Retrieved 2 September 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 December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ "St Mary Magdalene,Warham". The Norfolk Churches site. Retrieved 26 May 2006.

External links[edit]

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