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St Andrew, Illington, Norfolk.jpg
Saint Andrew Parish Church, Illington
Illington is located in Norfolk
 Illington shown within Norfolk
Population 366 (parish, 2001 census)
OS grid reference TL9489
   – London  92.3 miles (148.5 km) 
Civil parish Wretham CP
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP24
Dialling code 01953
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°28′23″N 0°52′01″E / 52.47308°N 0.866831°E / 52.47308; 0.866831

Illington is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The population is included in the civil pariah of Wretham. The village is 6.2 miles north east of Thetford, 24 miles west south west of Norwich and 92.3 miles north east of London.[2] The nearest railway station is at Thetford for the Breckland Line which runs between Cambridge and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.


Illington has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[3] In the great book Illington is recorded by the name ‘’Illinketune’’. The main landholder is William de Warenne


  1. ^ OS Explorer Map 236 - King’s Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 978-0-319-46408-3.
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 191, Illington, ISBN 1-85833-440-3

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