Wretham shown within Norfolk
Area  32.25 km2 (12.45 sq mi)
Population 374 (2011 census)[1]
    density  12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTL 915 905
Civil parishWretham
Shire countyNorfolk
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP24
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°28′44″N 0°49′06″E / 52.47882°N 0.81845°E / 52.47882; 0.81845

Wretham is a civil parish and village in the English county of Norfolk. The village, which is also referred to as East Wretham, is situated some 6 miles (9.7 km) north east of the town of Thetford and 25 miles (40 km) south west of the city of Norwich.[2]

The civil parish, which also includes the villages of Stonebridge and Illington, has an area of 32.25 km2 (12.45 sq mi). In the 2001 census it had a population of 366 in 137 households, including Stonebridge and increasing to a population 0f 374 in 141 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[3]

The village is located close to the British Army's Stanford Battle Area, and a proportion of the parish lies within the prohibited area of that infantry training area.

The proprietor of the Dog and Partridge local pub has gained publicity for his stance against smoking ban that was introduced into England and Wales in July 2007.[4]


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 229 - Thetford in the Brecks. ISBN 0-319-21861-9.
  3. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. Booker, Christopher (23 September 2007). "Smokers take a stand at the Dog and Partridge". London: Telegraph Newspapers. Retrieved 21 June 2009.
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