Gayton, Norfolk

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Gayton
Gayton Village Sign.png
The village sign
Gayton is located in Norfolk
Gayton
Gayton
 Gayton shown within Norfolk
Area  22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)
Population 1,396 (2001 census)
   – density  61 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF720190
   – London  109 miles (175 km) 
Civil parish Gayton
District Kings Lynn and West Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE32
Dialling code 01553
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North West Norfolk
Website http://www.gaytonnews.co.uk/
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Coordinates: 52°44′38″N 0°33′25″E / 52.744°N 0.557°E / 52.744; 0.557

Gayton is a small village in the west of the English county of Norfolk.

Location[edit]

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.[1]

Overview[edit]

The village has a primary school, which was a first school but in March 2011 gained full primary status. The school will grow to possess the full primary age range by September 2013.

The church in Gayton is St Nicholas' Church.[2] In September 2013, James Meade, son of equestrian champion Richard Meade, and Lady Laura Marsham, daughter of Julian Charles Marsham, 8th Earl of Romney, got married in this church.[3] Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton were in attendance at the wedding.[3]

There is one pub in the village, The Crown. The village also has two butcher's shops, a child care/daycare centre, a hair salon, a fish and chip shop and petrol station combining convenience shop/post office. The village has a windmill and is twinned with nearby Middleton.

Nearby is Gayton Hall, the home of the The Earl & Countess of Romney, whose gardens are open to the public.[4]

St Nicholas' Church

Governance[edit]

Gayton is a parish of the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district council, which is responsible for the most local services, but for Westminster elections it forms part of the North West Norfolk constituency, represented by Henry Bellingham (Conservative). Norfolk County Council is responsible for roads, some schools, and social services, and the county councillor for Gayton is Richard Toby Coke (UKIP).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Gayton, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons