Place:Wreningham, Norfolk, England


Located inNorfolk, England
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Wreningham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some south east of Wymondham and south west of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of 6.24 square kilometres and in 2001 had a population of 493 in 199 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of South Norfolk.

From 1808 to 1814 Wreningham hosted a station in the shutter telegraph chain which connected the Admiralty in London to its naval ships in the port of Great Yarmouth.


Wreningham, supposedly, got its name from the Witch and the Wren story. It is said that a witch who lived in Wreningham heard that the Witch Hunters were coming for her. She disguised herself as a Wren and got away.

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