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

Longham is located in Norfolk

 Longham shown within Norfolk
Area  5.40 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
Population 219 (2001 census)
    - Density  41 /km2 (110 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF943159
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR19
Dialling code 01362
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament South West Norfolk
List of places: UK • England • Norfolk

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 as of the 2001 census.[1] Longham lies 5 miles (8.0 km) north west of Dereham and 11 miles (18 km) south of Fakenham.

Longham is served by St.Andrew & St.Paul church[2] in the Benefice of Gressenhall.

Robert Howlett

Isambard Kingdom Brunel photographed by Robert Howlett (1857)

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, this was only eight years after Samuel Morse filed his telegraphy patent in America.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ Norfolk churches


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