Boughton, Norfolk

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All Saints, Boughton, Norfolk.jpg
Parish church of All Saints
Boughton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area5.48 km2 (2.12 sq mi)
Population227 (parish, 2011 census)
• Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF7002
• London97.7 miles (157.2 km)
Civil parish
  • Boughton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING’S LYNN
Postcode districtPE33
Dialling code01366
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°35′20″N 0°30′39″E / 52.58884°N 0.51095°E / 52.58884; 0.51095Coordinates: 52°35′20″N 0°30′39″E / 52.58884°N 0.51095°E / 52.58884; 0.51095

Boughton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 44.4 miles (71.5 km) west of Norwich, 15.1 miles (24.3 km) south-south-east of King’s Lynn and 97.7 miles (157.2 km) north-east of London. The nearest town is Downham Market which is 7.3 miles (11.7 km) west of the village. The village is north of the route A134 which links King’s Lynn to Colchester.[2] The nearest railway station is at Downham Market for the Fen Line which runs between King’s Lynn and Cambridge. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport, although unusually for a village of this size, it has two separate airstrips, Boughton North and Boughton South. The parish of Boughton in the 2001 census, has a population of 213,[3] increasing to 227 at the 2011 Census.[4] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The villages name means either 'Bucca's farm/settlement' or 'bucks' farm/settlement'.

Notable people[edit]

John Young Stratton (1829/30 – 1905): author, essayist, social reformer and campaigner against rural poverty.


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 236 (2006) – King’s Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-23808-3
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, page 230 ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005
  4. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 26 August 2015.

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