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Wood Norton, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°48′40″N 0°59′02″E / 52.81109°N 0.98387°E / 52.81109; 0.98387
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Wood Norton
All Saints, Wood Norton
Wood Norton is located in Norfolk
Wood Norton
Wood Norton
Location within Norfolk
Area6.99 km2 (2.70 sq mi)
Population217 (2011)
• Density31/km2 (80/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG012279
Civil parish
  • Wood Norton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°48′40″N 0°59′02″E / 52.81109°N 0.98387°E / 52.81109; 0.98387

Wood Norton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) east of Fakenham and 30 km (19 mi) north-west of Norwich.[1][2]

The village's name means "North farm/settlement". "Wood" distinguishes it from Pudding Norton.[3]

The civil parish has an area of 6.99 km2 (2.70 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 221 in 94 households, reducing slightly to 217 at the 2011 Census.[4] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[5] For Westminster elections to the House of Commons, Wood Norton lies within the Broadland constituency.[citation needed]


The original Blue Stocking, Benjamin Stillingfleet was born here where his father Edward Stillingfleet was rector.[6]


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 238 - East Dereham & Aylsham. ISBN 0-319-21869-4.
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  3. ^ "Key to English Place-names".
  4. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  6. ^ I. D. Hughes, ‘Stillingfleet, Benjamin (1702–1771)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2008 accessed 26 Feb 2010

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