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Watton, Norfolk

Watton is a market town in the district of Breckland within the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the crossroads of the A1075 Dereham-Thetford road and the B1108 Brandon-Norwich Road, about 25 miles west of Norwich. The civil parish covers an area of 7.2 km with about 6,800 inhabitants in 3,000 households. The Domesday Book records that Watton (or Wadetuna) featured a church, manor house and Anglo-Saxon settlement.
DistrictBreckland
Post townWATTON
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF9100
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01953
Population6,819 (2001 census)
 

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

Wadetuna

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

Watton.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, on river Wissey, 12 miles N. of Thetford, 1807 ac., pop. 1407; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Watton is an ancient place. The church, built in the reign of Henry I., has been restored. There is an ancient market-cross, and a town hall (1853). Watton has long been celebrated for the excellent quality of its butter. Trade in farm produce is carried on.

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