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Stanford, Norfolk

Stanford is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 12 km north of the town of Thetford and 40 km south-west of the city of Norwich. The village became deserted when it was taken over by the British Army during the Second World War as part of the Stanford Battle Area, an infantry training area that is still in use today.
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTL8594
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population8 (2001 census)

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

Estanforda ~ Stanfora

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

Stanford, par. and vil., Norfolk, 7 miles NE. of Brandon, 2608 ac., pop. 169.

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