Wolferton

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Wolferton
Church of St Peter, Wolferton, Norfolk. - geograph.org.uk - 152126.jpg
Church of St Peter, Wolferton
Wolferton is located in Norfolk
Wolferton
Wolferton
Location within Norfolk
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKing's Lynn
Postcode districtPE31
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°49′39″N 0°27′34″E / 52.82762°N 0.45946°E / 52.82762; 0.45946Coordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°27′34″E / 52.82762°N 0.45946°E / 52.82762; 0.45946

Wolferton is a village in north Norfolk, England, 2 miles west of Sandringham, 7½ miles north of King's Lynn and 37¼ miles northwest of Norwich.[1]

Background[edit]

Wolferton village sign

The villages name means 'Wulfhere's farm/settlement'.[2]

The village forms part of the civil parish of Sandringham, which is in turn part of the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[1][3]

Wolferton is best known as the location of Wolferton railway station. The station was opened in 1862 after Queen Victoria had purchased the site of Sandringham House as a Norfolk retreat. The station contained a set of elegant reception rooms, where the several generations of the royal family and their visitors would wait for transportation to Sandringham House. The 13th-century St Peter's Church was damaged by fire in the fifteenth century, and restored in the 19th century by Arthur Blomfield. It retains its medieval parclose screens.

Media[edit]

The first episode of the Netflix series The Crown is called "Wolferton Splash" because part of it takes place on a marsh duck shooting expedition from Sandringham House on which the king (Elizabeth's father) invites newly married Prince Philip.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. Ordnance Survey. 2002. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Wolferton
  3. ^ "Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council". Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. 2001. Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 11 February 2017.

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