Place:Wymondham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesWindhamsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeUrban district, Civil parish
Coordinates52.567°N 1.117°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
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
Contained Places
Wymondham Abbey
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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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. The parish includes large rural areas to the north and south of the town itself. It is the fourth largest civil parish in Norfolk.

The civil parish of Wymondham has an area of 44.31 km2 (17.11 sq mi) and in the 2001 UK census a population of 12,539, in 5,477 households, was recorded, rising to 14,405 at the 2011 UK census. This relatively large parish includes one nearby village, Spooner Row.

Wymondham was made an urban district in 1935, but from 1974 became part of the South Norfolk District of Norfolk.


For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Wymondham.

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