Sandringham, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437

Sandringham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Dersingham, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish extends westwards from Sandringham itself to the shore of The Wash some 6 km (3.7 mi) distant, and also includes the villages of West Newton and Wolferton. It has an area of 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 402 in 176 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1][2]

Sandringham is best known as the location of Sandringham House and its associated estate. This is a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth II and several of her predecessors. Near to Sandringham house is the Royal Stud, a stud farm that houses many of the royal horses.

It is also the birthplace of Diana, former Princess of Wales.

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