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Fakenham, Norfolk

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Fakenham, Norfolk

Fakenham is a town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is situated on the River Wensum, some 30 km north east of King's Lynn, 30 km south west of Cromer, and 40 km north west of Norwich. The civil parish has an area of 9.04 km and in the 2001 census had a population of 7,357 in 3,292 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townFAKENHAM
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF9230
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01328
Population7,357 (2001 census)
 

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

Fachenham ~ Facenham ~ Faganaham ~ Faganham ~ Fagenham ~ Fangeham ~ Phacham

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

Fakenham, market town and par. with ry. sta., W. Norfolk, on river Wensum, 13 miles NW. of Dereham and 127½ miles NE. of London, 2208 ac., pop. 2756; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Thursday; the corn market is one of the most important in the county.

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