Rougham, Norfolk

Rougham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 10.85 km2 (4.19 sq mi) and had a population of 152 in 69 households at the 2001 census,[2] reducing to a population of 141 at the 2011 Census in 55 households. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

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The street, Rougham
Rougham is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area10.85 km2 (4.19 sq mi)
Population141 (2011)[1]
• Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF830204
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKing's Lynn
Postcode districtPE32
Dialling code01328
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°45′03″N 0°42′41″E / 52.75073°N 0.71149°E / 52.75073; 0.71149Coordinates: 52°45′03″N 0°42′41″E / 52.75073°N 0.71149°E / 52.75073; 0.71149

Buildings of noteEdit

The local Church is Saint Mary's, a perpendicular church dating from the 14th century, that was partly rebuilt in 1913. It contains a number of monuments to the Yelverton family.[3]

Rougham Hall is a Grade II listed manor house, a largely 19th-century building on the site of the former Jacobean manor. During its restoration in 1878 it had added to it a staircase dated from circa 1700 taken from Finborough Hall, in Suffolk.[4] It is the ancestral home of the North family, descendants of Dudley North, 4th Baron North, and his son, the lawyer Roger North. The latter set up a parochial library at Rougham which contained the books and manuscripts of his late niece, the orientalist and linguist Dudleya North.


The name "Rougham" is derived from the old English Ruhham, with ruh probably meaning rough ground, and ham, meaning village.[5]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Church of St Mary". British Listed Buildings.
  4. ^ "Rougham Hall". British Listed Buildings.
  5. ^ Hewing the Stones, a genealogy site. Retrieved 27/2/2012