|Alt names||Cantelai||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 187|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||Blofield Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Blofield Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1935|
|Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1935-1974|
|Broadland District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Cantley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk in the area known as the Norfolk Broads. The village lies on the north bank of the River Yare, some 17 km east of the city of Norwich, 15 km south-west of the town of Great Yarmouth and the same distance north-west of the Suffolk town of Lowestoft.
The civil parish has an area of 12.9 km2 and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 677 in 279 households, increasing to 733 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Broadland.
Cantley is well known for its sugar beet factory and was the location of the first sugar beet processing factory in the UK, constructed in 1912. It is now owned by British Sugar. It is one of only four factories responsible for processing all of the UK's sugar beet crop.
In 1935 Cantley absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Limpenhoe and Southwood. At the same time over 200 acres was transferred to Halvergate parish.
- GENUKI provides a list of references for Cantley. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
Categories: Norfolk, England | Cantley, Norfolk, England | Blofield Hundred, Norfolk, England | Blofield Rural, Norfolk, England | Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, England | Broadland District, Norfolk, England