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Claxton, Norfolk

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Claxton, Norfolk

Claxton is a small village 8.5 miles south-east of Norwich, and south of the River Yare, between Rockland St. Mary and Loddon in South Norfolk, England. In the 2001 census it contained 85 households and a population of 244. Just to the south lie the small villages of Ashby St Mary and Carleton St Peter. To the east of the village are the remains of Claxton Castle, which dates from the mid-14th century, licences to crenellate having been granted in 1340 and 1376.
DistrictSouth Norfolk
Post townNORWICH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG3303
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England

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

Clakestona ~ Clarestuna

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

Claxton, par., S. Norfolk, near river Yare, 4 miles NW. of Loddon, 991 ac., pop. 204; P.O.

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