Place:Boughton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBuchetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.583°N 0.516°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoClackclose Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Downham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Boughton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 44.4 miles (71.5 km) west of Norwich, 15.1 miles (24.3 km) south-south-west of King's Lynn and 97.7 miles (157.2 km) north-east of London. The nearest town is Downham Market which is 7.3 miles (11.7 km) east of the village. The village is north of the route A134 which links King’s Lynn to Colchester. The nearest railway station is at Downham Market for the Fen Line which runs between King’s Lynn and Cambridge.

In the 2001 UK census, the parish of Boughton had a population of 213. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

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