West Dereham

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Signpost in West Dereham
West Dereham
West Dereham-g1.jpg
West Dereham St Andrew
West Dereham is located in Norfolk
West Dereham
West Dereham
West Dereham shown within Norfolk
Area 13.51 km2 (5.22 sq mi)
Population 450 
• Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF 656 009
Civil parish
  • West Dereham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°34′51″N 0°26′38″E / 52.58091°N 0.44382°E / 52.58091; 0.44382Coordinates: 52°34′51″N 0°26′38″E / 52.58091°N 0.44382°E / 52.58091; 0.44382

West Dereham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 13.51 km2 (5.22 sq mi) and had a population of 440 in 176 households as of the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 450 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

It is situated some 4 miles (6.4 km) east of the town of Downham Market, 12 miles (19 km) south of the larger town of King's Lynn and 37 miles (60 km) west of the city of Norwich. The village should not be confused with the mid-Norfolk town of Dereham (sometimes also called East Dereham), which lies about 25 miles (40 km) away.[3]

Church of St Andrew

The church of West Dereham St Andrew is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk, and is a Grade I listed building.[4]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-21867-8.
  4. ^ "Images of England". English Heritage.

External links

  • Saint Andrews Church
  • Map sources for West Dereham
  • Information from Genuki Norfolk on West Dereham.
  • Website with photos of West Dereham St Andrew, a round-tower church
  • West Dereham Village Hall

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