Wolferton

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Wolferton
Wolferton is located in Norfolk
Wolferton
Wolferton
Wolferton shown within Norfolk
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town King's Lynn
Postcode district PE31
EU Parliament East of England
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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 signpost

Wolferton is a village in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some 2 miles west of the village of Sandringham , 7½ miles north of the town of King's Lynn and 37¼ miles north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

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][2]

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 station closed in the 1960s and suffered through neglect until it was completely renovated and converted to a residence in the late 1990s[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ "Wolferton Norfolk". NorfolkCoast.co.uk. Retrieved May 31, 2006. 

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