Warham, Norfolk

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Warham village sign
Warham is located in Norfolk
 Warham shown within Norfolk
Area  18.65 km2 (7.20 sq mi)
Population 193 (2011)
   – density  10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF 945 417
Civil parish Warham
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NR23
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 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.


  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. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ "St Mary Magdalene,Warham". The Norfolk Churches site. Retrieved 26 May 2006. 

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