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West Raynham, Norfolk

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West Raynham, Norfolk

West Raynham is a village in the county of Norfolk. Located close to the A1065 road, some 5 miles SW of Fakenham and is the largest village on the Raynham estate. The river Wensum flows nearby. The village can trace its origins back and before the Domesday survey of 1086 when it was known as Reinham.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townFakenham
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF8725
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01328
Population257 (Combined with South & East Raynham 2001 census)
 

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

Rainham ~ Rainham West ~ St Margaret ~ West Rainham

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

Rainham, West (or St Margaret), par. (ry. sta. Raynham Park), Norfolk, 1 mile W. of East Rainham, 1370 ac., pop. 336; P.O.; Whitaker (1759-1821), the antiquary, was a native.

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