Sandringham, Norfolk

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Sandringham House
Sandringham is located in Norfolk
Sandringham shown within Norfolk
Area 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi)
Population 437 (2011)
• Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF695285
Civil parish
  • Sandringham, Norfolk
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district PE35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437Coordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437

Sandringham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Dersingham, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) north-west of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish extends eastwards from Sandringham village to the shore of the Wash some 6 km (3.7 mi) distant, and includes the villages of West Newton and Wolferton. It has an area of 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 402 in 176 households. The population had increased to 437 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish is in the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1][3]

Sandringham is best known as the location of Sandringham House and its estate, a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth II and several of her predecessors. Near to Sandringham house is the Royal Stud, a stud farm that houses many of the royal horses. The village was the birthplace of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Queen Alexandra's Nest


  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ "Civil parish population 2011". Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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