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All Saints, Wreningham
Wreningham is located in Norfolk
Wreningham shown within Norfolk
Area 6.24 km2 (2.41 sq mi)
Population 528 (2011)
• Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM166987
Civil parish
  • Wreningham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR16
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°32′38″N 1°11′38″E / 52.54385°N 1.19384°E / 52.54385; 1.19384Coordinates: 52°32′38″N 1°11′38″E / 52.54385°N 1.19384°E / 52.54385; 1.19384

Wreningham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Wymondham and 9 miles (14 km) south west of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 6.24 square kilometres and in 2001 had a population of 493 in 199 households, the population increasing to 528 at the 2011 Census[1] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.[2]

From 1808 to 1814 Wreningham hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth.


Wreningham, supposedly, got its name from the Witch and the Wren story. It is said that a witch who lived in Wreningham heard that the Witch Hunters were coming for her. She disguised herself as a Wren and got away.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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