Croxton, Norfolk

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Croxton All Saints
Croxton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area18.96 km2 (7.32 sq mi)
Population445 (2011)[1]
• Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTL876865
• London74 miles
Civil parish
  • Croxton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIP24
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°26′42″N 0°45′36″E / 52.4450°N 0.7600°E / 52.4450; 0.7600Coordinates: 52°26′42″N 0°45′36″E / 52.4450°N 0.7600°E / 52.4450; 0.7600

Croxton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, within the district of Breckland. Croxton is located 2.2 miles north of Thetford and 26 miles south-east of Norwich.


Croxton's name is of mixed Anglo-Saxon and Viking origin deriving from an amalgamation of the Old English and Old Norse for 'Krokr's' farmstead or settlement.[2]

In the Domesday Book, Croxton is recorded as a settlement of 21 households in the hundred of Grimshoe. In 1086, the village was part of the estate of King William.[3]


According to the 2011 Census, Croxton has 445 residents living in 194 households.[4]

Croxton falls within the constituency of South West Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by Liz Truss MP of the Conservative Party.

All Saints' Church[edit]

Croxton's parish church is one of the 124 remaining Anglo-Saxon round-tower churches in Norfolk. The church was significantly remodelled in the Nineteenth Century and features a rare example of a Continental church spire.[5]

War Memorial[edit]

All Saints' Church holds an elaborate wooden carved memorial to the fallen from the First World War, listing the following names:

The memorial also features an engraving and separate memorial to Second-Lieutenant R. G. T. Meade (1895-1917) of the XIV King's Hussars who was killed fighting at the Battle of Ramadi. Meade is buried in Grave V.D.4 of the Baghdad North Gate War Cemetery in Iraq.[7]


  1. ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  2. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  5. ^ Knott, S. (2008). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  6. ^ War Memorials Online. (2013). Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  7. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission. (2022). Retrieved December 22, 2022.

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