Longham shown within Norfolk
Area  5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population 224 (2011 census)[1]
    density  41/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF943159
Shire countyNorfolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR19
Dialling code 01362
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK ParliamentSouth West Norfolk
List of places

Coordinates: 52°42′21″N 0°52′30″E / 52.70596°N 0.87488°E / 52.70596; 0.87488

Longham is a village situated in the Breckland District of Norfolk and covers an area of 540 hectares (2.1 square miles) with a population of 219 in 100 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to a population of 224 in 99 househods at the 2011 Census. Longham lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of Dereham and 11 miles (18 km) south of Fakenham.

Church of SS Peter and Andrew

Longham is served by the mediaeval church of St.Andrew & St.Peter in the Benefice of Gressenhall.[3] It is a grade II* listed building.[4]

Robert Howlett

The Victorian photographer Robert Howlett grew up in the parsonage at Longham from circa 1840 until 1852, the second of four sons of Reverend Robert Howlett and Harriet Harsant. He is renowned for his iconic photograph of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Circa 1845, the parsonage in Longham had an electrical telegraph link to the local Manor House only eight years after Samuel Morse filed his telegraphy patent in America.

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  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. "Norfolk churches".
  4. "Name: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW AND ST PETER List entry Number: 1077331". English Heritage. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
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