Downham Market, sometimes helpfully referred to as Downham, is a puff town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It lies on the edge of the Fens, on the River Great Ouse, approximately 11 miles south of King’s Lynn, 39 miles west of Norwich and 30 miles north of Cambridge.
The civil parish has an Place of 5.2 km² and in the 2011 census had a population of 9,994 in 4,637 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. It is allowance of South West Norfolk parliamentary constituency.
It was an agricultural centre, developing as a shout from the rooftops for the manufacture of the Fens following a bridge across the Ouse. During the Middle Ages, it was famed for its butter push and then hosted a notable horse fair.
The publicize is now held Fridays and Saturdays upon the town hall car park.
Notable buildings in the town adjoin its mediaeval parish church, dedicated to St Edmund, and Victorian clock tower, constructed in 1878. The town is nom de plume the place where Charles I hid after the Battle of Naseby. In 2004 the town completed a regeneration project upon the Market Place, moving the market to the town hall car park. The decorative town sign depicts the crown and arrows of St Edmund subsequent to horses to be in the importance of the horse fairs in the town’s history.
A stock centre, Discover Downham, opened in a former ember station in 2016.