Toftrees

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Coordinates: 52°48′47″N 0°48′58″E / 52.81306°N 0.81612°E / 52.81306; 0.81612

Toftrees
All Saints, Toftrees, Norfolk.jpg
The parish church of All Saints, Toftrees, Norfolk
Toftrees is located in Norfolk
Toftrees
Toftrees
 Toftrees shown within Norfolk
Population 115 (parish, 2001 census)
OS grid reference TF890270
    - London  113 miles (182 km) 
Civil parish Dunton CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town FAKENHAM
Postcode district NR21
Dialling code 01328
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Toftrees is a hamlet within the civil parish of Dunton in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The hamlet is 2.3 miles south west of Fakenham, 27.3 miles north west of Norwich and 113 miles north north east of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village is situated on the north west side of the A1065 Fakenham to Swaffham road.[2] The parish had in 2001 census, a population of 115. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

History[edit]

There is evidence that there has been a settlement here from Roman times as it is located at a junction of Roman roads or trackways.

Toftrees has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1086[3] In the great book Toftrees is recorded by the names Toffas, and Toftes, the main landholders being William de Warenne and Peter de Valognes. The survey also mentions the church and there are said to be 12 wild mares.

References[edit]

  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, p. 227, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, England's Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk, p. 195, Toftrees, ISBN 1-85833-440-3