Place:Dersingham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesDersinchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.845°N 0.502°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Dersingham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich, opening onto The Wash.

The civil parish has an area of 14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi) and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 4,502 in 2,110 households, the population increasing to 4,640 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Sandringham House, a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth and several of her predecessors, lies just to the south of Dersingham in the parish of Sandringham.

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