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Swaffham, Norfolk

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Swaffham, Norfolk

Swaffham is a market town and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The town is situated 20 km east of King's Lynn and 50 km west of Norwich. The civil parish has an area of 29.57 km and in the 2001 census had a population of 6,935 in 3,130 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.
DistrictBreckland
Post townSWAFFHAM
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF8109
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01760
Population6,935 (2001)
 

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

Suafham ~ Suafam

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

Swaffham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, 15 miles SE. of Kings Lynn, 7550 ac., pop. 3643; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The principal architectural feature of Swaffham is the parish church, which is the finest church in the neighbourhood. The town is well built, and has a spacious market place, a corn hall, a market cross, an assembly room, and an endowed grammar school. Swaffham is noted for its butter market. Ironfounding and coachmaking are carried on. Fairs for lambs are held in May and July.

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