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North Pickenham, Norfolk

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North Pickenham, Norfolk

North Pickenham is a village in the Breckland district of mid-Norfolk, East Anglia, England in the United Kingdom. Named after its leader Pinca, Pica or maybe Piccea with ham meaning homestead, it became a pagan Anglo Saxon settlement in the 5th century AD. It remained part of a Saxon kingdom until the Norman Conquest in 1066 when it became part of the honour of the Earl of Richmond, Yorkshire.
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF8606
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01760
Population500 UK census 2001

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

Pickenham ~ Pickenham North

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

Pickenham, North, par. and vil., Norfolk, on river Wissey, 3½ miles SE. of Swaffham, 1590 ac., pop. 245.

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