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Gayton, Norfolk

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Gayton, Norfolk

Gayton is a small village in the west of the English county of Norfolk. It is 7.3 miles east of the town of King's Lynn, and 10.1 miles north-west of the town of Swaffham. The Gaywood River has its source just north of the village at Derby Fen. The village sides astride of the B1145 Kings Lynn to Mundesley road that dissects North Norfolk west to east.
DistrictKings Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townKING'S LYNN
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF7219
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01553
Population1,396 (2001 census)

Other names by which Gayton, Norfolk has been known in the past

Gayton Thorpe ~ Gaituna

Gayton, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gayton, par. and vil., W. Norfolk, 7½ miles E. of King's Lynnn, 3272 ac., pop. 756; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of G. Place.

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