Entrance to the hamlet of Quarles in Norfolk
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Quarles is a hamlet and former civil parish, now within the civil parish of Holkham in the English county of Norfolk. The hamlet is 4 miles (6.4 km) south-west of Wells-next-the-Sea, 34 miles (55 km) north-west of Norwich and 122 miles (196 km) north-north-east of London. The nearest railway station is Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk. The hamlet is just south of the Holkham Estate and consists of six houses and one farm. In 1931 the civil parish had a population of 38.
The name Quarles originates from the name Huerueles which is old English for the place of hwerfel The name is thought to originally referred to a prehistoric stone circle which was thought to be near-by although no trace of any such feature remains today.
Quarles has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Quarles is recorded by the names Gueruelei, and Huerueles. The manor is Kings Land and the main landholders being Roger Bigot, with his main tenant being Thurston Fitzguy.
- OS Explorer Map 24 – Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4
- "Population Statistics Quarles ExP/AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde, Norfolk page 192, Quarles, ISBN 1-85833-440-3