Place:Cantley, Norfolk, England

Alt namesCantelaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.568°N 1.525°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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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.

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