Wighton

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Wighton
SignpostAtCopysGreenWighton(RonStrutt)Jun1999.jpg
Road intersection in Wighton (photo by Ron Strutt, 1999)
Wighton is located in Norfolk
Wighton
Wighton
 Wighton shown within Norfolk
Area  11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi)
Population 203 
   – density  17 /km2 (44 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TF940399
Civil parish Wighton
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA
Postcode district NR23
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°55′17″N 0°53′04″E / 52.92146°N 0.88433°E / 52.92146; 0.88433

Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 6 km (3.7 mi) south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the town of Fakenham, and 45 km (28 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies 3 km (1.9 mi) to the south.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 11.93 km2 (4.61 sq mi) 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.[2]

Wighton is on the River Stiffkey and used to have a watermill, but this was demolished in May 1866.[3] The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway runs close to the village on the west.

The village was used as the location shooting for "Little Bazeley by the sea" in the 1965 "Avengers" episode entitled "The town of no return" with intrepid agents Patrick Macnee (John Steed) and Diana Rigg (Emma Peel.)

Notable residents[edit]

  • Sienna Guillory, actress, whose mother still runs a country clothing business from a Wighton farmhouse.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ Jonathan Neville (2006). "Wighton Mill". Norfolk Mills. Retrieved 2006-04-15. 
  4. ^ About the Carrier Company at its web site, carriercompany.co.uk (accessed 1 November 2007)

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