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Wymondham, Norfolk

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Wymondham, Norfolk

Wymondham is an historic market town and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It lies 9.5 miles (15 km) to the south west of the city of Norwich, on the A11 road from Norwich to London.
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Post townWYMONDHAM
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG1101
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01953
Population23,120 (UKCrimeStats)
 

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

Wimundham ~ Windham

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

Wymondham.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, 10½ miles SW. of Norwich and 113½ NE. of London by rail, 10,631 ac., pop. 4566; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Friday. Wymondham is an. ancient place, and had its origin in a priory founded here in 1107. The town stands on elevated ground, is irregularly built, and presents an antique appearance. The church comprises part of the priory, and has been altered and reconstructed. An interesting old market cross was replaced in 1863. There is a free grammar school. The industries of Wymondham include brewing and the mfrs. of paramattas, nets, satins, and crapes. A fair for cattle and horses is held here in May. There are numerous seats in the neighbourhood.

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