Wereham

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Wereham
Wereham is located in Norfolk
Wereham
Wereham
Wereham shown within Norfolk
Area 8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)
Population 660 (2011 census)[1]
• Density 77/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF680016
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Dialling code 01366
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°35′10″N 0°28′48″E / 52.586°N 0.480°E / 52.586; 0.480Coordinates: 52°35′10″N 0°28′48″E / 52.586°N 0.480°E / 52.586; 0.480

Wereham is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.

Location[edit]

Wereham lies in the Wissey valley and is on the main A134 road; it is some five miles to the east of the town of Downham Market and thirteen miles from King's Lynn. Neighbouring villages include Boughton, Fincham, Crimplesham, West Dereham, Wretton and Stoke Ferry.

History[edit]

In the centre of the village is the pond - known locally as the pit. Nearby on the village green, the Village sign depicts 'Billy the Seal', one of Wereham's most famous residents from the 1920s.

Facilities[edit]

Wereham once had four pubs: the George and Dragon, The Crown, The Nags Head and The Chequers; however, only the George and Dragon remains. The village also had a school; this closed in the 1980s.

St Margaret of Antioch, Wereham

The Parish Church, dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, is in the centre of the village.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

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