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Coordinates: 52°39′19″N 0°57′56″E / 52.65518°N 0.965425°E / 52.65518; 0.965425
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Yaxham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population677 (2001 census[1])
722 (2011)[2]
• Density102/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG005105
Civil parish
  • Yaxham
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR19
Dialling code01362
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°39′19″N 0°57′56″E / 52.65518°N 0.965425°E / 52.65518; 0.965425

Yaxham is a village and civil parish in centre of the English county of Norfolk. The parish includes the village of Yaxham, together with the neighbouring community of Clint Green and the hamlet of Brakefield Green. Together, they lie some 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Dereham and 20 miles (32 km) west of Norwich.[3]

The villages name origin is uncertain. 'Cuckoo homestead/village' or 'Geac's homestead/village'.[4]

The civil parish has an area of 6.64 km2 (2.56 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 677 in 290 households, the population increasing to 722 in 340 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[1]

Yaxham Mill which includes the original windmill tower dating from 1860 is now a successful bed and breakfast business with a popular Indian Restaurant called Rani’s also on the site. There are several other holiday cottages for rent in and around the village as well as a range of small businesses, covering Complementary Therapies, IT, Photography, Podiatry, Public Relations and Social Housing.

St Peter's Church is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. There is an Evangelical Congregational church in Clint Green. The village is home to Yaxham CE VA Primary School.

Yaxham railway station in the village is on the Mid-Norfolk Railway, a heritage railway running between the historic market towns of Wymondham and Dereham. The Yaxham Light Railway can also be found adjacent to the railway station.

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  1. ^ a b Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes [dead link]. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 238 - East Dereham & Aylsham. ISBN 0-319-21869-4.
  4. ^ "Key to English Place-names".