|Area||8.59 km2 (3.32 sq mi)|
|Population||660 (2011 census)|
|• Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
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.
The former Benedictine alien priory of St Winwaloe is now Winnold House. It lies a mile north of the village. A large fair was held on St Winnold's Day (3 March); the fair moved to Downham Market in 1798.
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.
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 which closed in the 1980s.
The Parish Church, dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch, is in the centre of the village.
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- GENUKI page
- The Wereham Category of the Group 4 News Website.
- The Wereham Category of the Stoke Ferry Website includes Parish Council meeting minutes.
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