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Aylsham, Norfolk

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Aylsham, Norfolk

Aylsham is a historic market town and civil parish on the River Bure in north Norfolk, England, about 15 km north of Norwich. The river rises near Melton Constable, 18 kilometres upstream from Aylsham and continues to Great Yarmouth and the North Sea, although it was only made navigable after 1779, allowing grain, coal and timber to be brought up river.
DistrictBroadland
Post townNORWICH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG1927
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01263
Population6,000
 

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

Ailesham ~ Alsham ~ Aelsaham ~ Ailessam

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

Aylsham, par. and market town with ry. sta., Norfolk, on river Bure, 12 miles NW. of Norwich, 4308 ac., pop. 2674; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Tues.

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