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Downham Market, Norfolk

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Downham Market, Norfolk

Downham Market sometimes simply referred to as Downham is a town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It lies on the edge of the Fens, on the River Great Ouse, some 20 km south of the town of King's Lynn, 60 km west of the city of Norwich and the same distance north of the city of Cambridge. The civil parish has an area of 5.2 kmĀ² and in the 2001 census had a population of 6,730 in 3,258 households.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF6103
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01366
Population6,730 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Downham Market, Norfolk has been known in the past

Downham ~ Market Downham

Downham Market, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Downham Market, market town and par. with ry. sta. (Downham), W. Norfolk, on river Ouse, 11 miles SW. of Kings Lynn and 85½ miles NE. of London -- par., 2490 ac., pop. 3256; town, pop. 2633; P.O., T.O., called Downham; 2 Banks, 1 newspaper.Market-day, Friday; has important trade in agricultural produce, especially butter. At Downham Market in early times was a Benedictine priory.

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