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Shipdham, Norfolk

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Shipdham, Norfolk

Shipdham is a village and civil parish in the Breckland district, in Norfolk, England, approximately 5 miles south/south-west of Dereham. In the 2001 census the parish had a population of 2,145 in 899 households. It covers an area of 18.69 km . The River Yare rises close to the village. Shipdham Airfield (formerly RAF Shipdham) is located east of the village.
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF9507
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01362
Population2,145 (2001 census)

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

Scipdham ~ Scipedeham ~ Scippedana ~ Scipedana

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

Shipdham, par. and vil., Norfolk - par., 4560 ac., pop. 1526; vil., 4½ m. SW. of Dereham; P.O., T.O.; was once a market town, and has an important stock fair.

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