Place:Hingham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesAhinchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Himchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Hinhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Mainchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Minchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
TypeTown, Civil parish
Coordinates52.58018°N 0.981682°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Forehoe and Henstead Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

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Hingham is a market town and civil parish once in the area of the Forehoe Hundred in the heart of rural Norfolk, in England. The civil parish covers an area of 14.98 km2 (5.78 sq mi) and had a population of 2,078 in 944 households at the 2001 UK census, increasing to 2,367 at the 2011 UK 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 (27 km) from Norwich, Norfolk’s county town. While many Hingham people now work in Norwich, commuting by car or bus, the town has maintained a strong base, providing work in a wide range of commercial businesses in its industrial estate on Ironside Way.

The many and varied local shops have the special character of a small market town but are up-to-date in what they provide. Despite the influence and attractions of neighbouring Norwich, an active and independent town life continues to thrive and grow in Hingham.

For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of South Norfolk.

The nearest railway stations are Wymondham and Attleborough, both on the Breckland Line.

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