Place:Banham, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBenhamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.4526°N 1.037°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoGuiltcross Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1902
Wayland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1902-1974

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Banham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is about 7 miles (11 km) north of Diss, 12 miles (19 km) east of Thetford and 20 miles (32 km) south west of Norwich. It is home to Banham Zoo, a privately owned attraction that has been open for more than 40 years and now has over two thousand animals.

The civil parish has an area of 16.17 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,443 in 573 households. For purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.

The village was the birthplace on 17 April 1795 of the schoolteacher, writer, poet and hymn writer Emily Taylor.

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