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Graced with a rich history and quintessential architecture

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20 mins to Dereham
24 mins to Holt
43 mins to Norwich
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A typical Norfolk village, quietly positioned on a small lane.


Foulsham, a typical Norfolk village graced with a rich history and quintessential architecture. The name means “Homestead of the birds”. The lovely 14th century ‘Church of The Holy Innocent’ was burnt severely in a fire in 1770 and was rebuilt with its 15th century tower intact.

The village enjoys a thriving local community, and there is an excellent village pub, shop, primary school community centre and park Foulsham is 10 miles from the popular and well served village of Holt where the main street is lined with colour-washed Georgian buildings, many of architectural importance.

There are tea and coffee shops, lots of antique and curio shops, food shops and delicatessens, banks, independent shops and, of course, historic Gresham’s School founded in 1555. Foulsham is in the catchment area for the outstanding Reepham High School, with Reepham also well-known for being a charming market town. It’s just 18 miles from Norwich with its rail link to Liverpool Street and Norwich Airport, which is the perfect intercontinental gateway through Schiphol Airport.

The ancient city of Norwich has been home to writers, radicals and fiercely independent spirits for over a thousand years, and today continues in its legacy as an enclave of culture and creativity. It’s perfectly preserved medieval streets are home to a thriving community of small businesses, a vibrant food scene and an established arts culture. It is also a gateway to a county that continues to inspire people with its unspoilt landscapes, open spaces and big skies.

This is a city that reveals itself the longer you stay - a city to fall in love with - a city to be a part of.