Dersingham is one of the largest villages in the Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. The village is on the outskirts of the royal Sandringham estate and close to the sea. It is situated some 9 miles from King's Lynn, 42 miles from Norwich, and 1.5 miles from Sandringham House.
Dersingham covers some 1,500 hectares and at its highest point is only some 50 metres above sea level. However, for the early settlers it proved to be the ideal place to live because it was on the coast but high enough to avoid flooding and had a ready supply of fresh water from its numerous springs. The village's population was counted as 4,502 in 2001 but as Dersingham has expanded, so has the population, probably now in excess of 5,000.
Today, Dersingham is a growing village and it is one of the largest villages in the Borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
The village is situated some 9 miles from King's Lynn, 42 miles from Norwich, and 1.5
miles from Sandringham House.
Dersingham, as we know it today, has many local amenities and is served by a Post Office, two supermarkets, florists, a garden centre, garages, a true cobblers, chemist, dentist, opticians, chiropractors, hair and beauty salons, butchers, newsagents, takeaway outlets and soft furnishings outlets. Dersingham is served by two public houses: The Feathers (previously the Cock Inn); and the Coach & Horses.
Dersingham-On-Line aims to show you how much Dersingham has to offer as a holiday base in this part of Norfolk. This site contains vital information for Dersingham visitors including information about accommodation, shops, attractions, events, what to do, where to go and current news items.
Dersingham Bog is a National Nature Reserve and is one of the few
remaining wilderness areas left in this part of Norfolk,.
Sandringham House is probably one of the most famous landmarks in
Norfolk. Dersingham is located on the edge of Sandringham
Tithe Barn is owned by the Sandringham Estate, and
adjacent to St Nicholas Church in Dersingham. It is used to house Norfolk artefacts.
Originally a rectory, Saint Nicholas' Church in Dersingham was a gift of Peter
de Valognes who came to Britain with William the Conqueror.
If you have any old Dersingham photos we would love to have them
in our forthcoming gallery of old local photos.