Booton, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°45′40″N 1°07′32″E / 52.761°N 1.12544°E / 52.761; 1.12544
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The village sign, showing its distinctive church towers at left
Booton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area4.37 km2 (1.69 sq mi)
Population100 (2001 census[1])
196 (2011)[2]
• Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG109228
Civil parish
  • Booton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR10
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°45′40″N 1°07′32″E / 52.761°N 1.12544°E / 52.761; 1.12544

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.[3]

In the Domesday Book, Booton is recorded as having a population of 7 households. The town was owned by Tihel of Hellean.[4]

Notable natives/residents[edit]

  • Stephen Fry- Actor, broadcaster, comedian, director and writer.

War Memorial[edit]

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[5]



  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved November 06, 2022.
  4. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved November 06, 2022.
  5. ^ Smith, L. (2003). Retrieved November 06, 2022.

External links[edit]

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