Fakenham

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Fakenham
-2019-07-08 War memorial, Market place, Fakenham (2).JPG
Market Place, with the war memorial, Fakenham
Fakenham is located in Norfolk
Fakenham
Fakenham
Location within Norfolk
Area9.04 km2 (3.49 sq mi)
Population7,617 (2011 census)
• Density843/km2 (2,180/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF918296
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townFAKENHAM
Postcode districtNR21
Dialling code01328
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°50′08″N 0°51′04″E / 52.8356°N 0.8510°E / 52.8356; 0.8510Coordinates: 52°50′08″N 0°51′04″E / 52.8356°N 0.8510°E / 52.8356; 0.8510

Fakenham is a town and civil parish in North Norfolk, England. In 2001 there were 7,357 people living in Fakenham, rising to 7,617 in 2011.[1] Fakenham is a Saxon name, meaning "Homestead of Facca", or "a place on a fair river".

It is on the River Wensum about 25 miles North West of Norwich. Fakenham has been a market town since 1250. The church in Fakenham was founded in 1593, and rebuilt in 1825.

Attractions[change | change source]

Attractions include horse racing, youth clubs and societies, Fakenham Mega-Fun and bowling.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.