Dereham, located in Norfolk, has also been known throughout history as East Dereham. The town is located on the A47, making it easy to access from other towns in the area. Although there were numerous ancient buildings in the town of Dereham at one time, most of them were destroyed in fires during the 16th and 17th Centuries. Two notable buildings that managed survive the fires include Bishop Bonner's cottage and the Church of Saint Nicolas. There are several dining options to choose from in Dereham and the local area as well as a variety of shops. In addition there are ample accommodation options located in the immediate area also.
The English town of Dereham was once known as East Dereham. The town of Dereham is located within the county of Norfolk and this town is also a civil parish. The town of Dereham is located on the A47 road and the town is located about fifteen miles west of Norwich, twenty-five miles east of King's Lyn.
The town of Dereham covers and area of about twenty-two kilometres squared. The town of Dereham has a population of about fifteen thousand and this population lives within the seven thousand households. The town of Dereham falls within the administrative centre for the district of Breckland.
During 1983 the town of Dereham twinned with the German area of Ruthen that is located within the area of North Rhine-Westphalia. The town of Dereham also twinned with the French area of Caudebec-les-Elbeuf.
There is a strong educational network within the town of Dereham. There is one nursery and pre school within the town, which is known as Toftwood Nursery. There is also six infant and junior schools within the town and these are known as Scarning primary school, Grove House Nursery and Infant community school, Toftwood Junior school and also Kings Park Infant School to name a few. There are also two secondary schools within the town of Dereham, which are known as Neatherd High School and also Northgate High School. There is also a sixth form college within the town of Dereham.
The town of Dereham has two active scout groups and both of these groups are part of the Scouting Association. The 1st Dereham Scout Group is one of the earliest scouting groups that were set up within the area of Norfolk.