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Wighton, Norfolk

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Wighton, Norfolk

Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 6 km south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 km north of the town of Fakenham, and 45 km north-west of the city of Norwich. The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 3 km to the south. The civil parish has an area of 11.93 km and in the 2001 census had a population of 203 in 92 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townWELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF9439
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population203
 

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

Guistune ~ Wistune

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

Wighton, par. and vil., Norfolk - par., 2932 ac., pop. 512; vil., 2 miles N. of Walsingham; P.O.

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