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Hingham, Norfolk

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Hingham, Norfolk

Hingham is a market town and civil parish in the Forehoe district in the heart of rural Norfolk, in England. The civil parish covers an area of 14.98 km and had a population of 2,078 in 944 households as of the 2001 census. Grand architecture surrounds the market place and village green. In the 18th century, when the socialites of high society built houses and took residence in Hingham, it became fashionably known as "Little London". Hingham is 17 miles from Norwich, Norfolk’s county town.
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Post townNORWICH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG0202
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population2,078
 

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

Hengham ~ Ahincham ~ Maincham ~ Mincham ~ Himcham ~ Hinham

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

Hingham, par. and vil., S. Norfolk, 6 miles NW. of Wymondham, 3649 ac., pop. 1554; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank.

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