Martham

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Coordinates: 52°42′30″N 1°37′58″E / 52.70844°N 1.63282°E / 52.70844; 1.63282

Martham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and within the Broads National Park. It is situated some 15 km (9.3 mi) north-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 30 km (19 mi) north-east of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 3,126 in 1,267 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. In recent years the population has expanded with considerable building of new housing. There is a good bus service to Great Yarmouth.[2] There was formerly a Martham railway station, but this closed in 1959.

The village has several Georgian houses, a large green and duck pond. Near the church, a lane leads to the former location of Martham Ferry across the River Thurne. The ferry no longer exists, but has been replaced by a swing bridge, which can only be crossed by the public on special occasions[citation needed]. About 2 km (1.2 mi) to the north of the village is Martham Broad, a 140 acres (57 ha) nature reserve.

The Saxons settled in Martham around AD600 and gave the village its name, "the ham of the martens", the home of the polecats.[3]

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