The village sign, showing its distinctive church towers at left
|Area||4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)|
|Population||100 (2001 census)|
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||TG109228|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Booton is a village and civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England, just east of Reepham and seven miles west of Aylsham. According to the 2001 census, it had a population of 100, including Brandiston and increasing to 196 at the 2011 Census.
Booton is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin meaning 'Bota's' farmstead.
In the Domesday Book, Booton is recorded as having a population of 7 households. The town was owned by Tihel of Hellean.
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Booton's War Memorial takes the form of a marble plaque in St. Michael the Archangel Church. It holds the following names for the First World War:
- Corporal Robert J. Hall (1884-1915), 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Private Stanley W. Davidson (1895-1915), 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment
- Private Wilfred Stackwood (d.1916), Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Private Albert S. Bacon (d.1916), 2nd Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- Private Sidney A. Davidson (d.1917), 3/4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
- Rifleman William Coe (d.1917), 9th Battalion, Queen Victoria's Rifles, London Regiment
- Rifleman Sidney Page (d.1917), 9th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment
- William Douglas
- William Hall
- John Long
- William Roberts
- Herbert Wells
- St Michael the Archangel's Church, Booton is a redundant Victorian church designed by its Rector, Whitwell Elwin.
- ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved November 06, 2022. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Booton
- ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved November 06, 2022. https://opendomesday.org/place/TG1222/booton/
- ^ Smith, L. (2003). Retrieved November 06, 2022. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/Booton.html
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