Swaffham, Norfolk

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Swaffham is a town in Norfolk

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Swaffham within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Swaffham in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Swaffham, market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, 15 miles SE. of Kings Lynn, 7550 ac., pop. 3643; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. Market-day, Saturday. The principal architectural feature of Swaffham is the parish church, which is the finest church in the neighbourhood. The town is well built, and has a spacious market place, a corn hall, a market cross, an assembly room, and an endowed grammar school. Swaffham is noted for its butter market. Ironfounding and coachmaking are carried on. Fairs for lambs are held in May and July.

Swaffham in the Domesday Book

A village in [South] Greenhoe hundred, in the county of Norfolk.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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