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St Thomas, Foxley
Foxley is located in Norfolk
 Foxley shown within Norfolk
Area  6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Population 279 
   – density  42/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG039218
Civil parish Foxley
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR20
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°45′19″N 1°01′16″E / 52.755412°N 1.021042°E / 52.755412; 1.021042

Foxley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is about 15 miles (24 km) north-west of Norwich and 9 miles (14 km) south-east of Fakenham. It covers an area of 6.66 km2 (2.57 sq mi) and had a population of 279 in 113 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

The village is effectively divided into East and West Foxley by the A1067 road that was built as a bypass of it and the nearby village of Bawdeswell.

Foxley Wood, close by, is a site of special scientific interest and the largest remaining area of ancient woodland in Norfolk, England. It is thought to be over 6000 years old dating from the end of the last ice age.[2]


  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. ^ "Foxley Wood National Nature Reserve" (PDF). Natural England. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 

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Media related to Foxley at Wikimedia Commons