Place:Easton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesEstunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.65°N 1.152°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Forehoe and Henstead Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Easton is a small village in Norfolk, to the west of Norwich. It covers an area of 6.25 km2 (2.41 sq mi) and had a population of 1,141 in 445 households at the 2001 UK census, the population increasing to 1,514 at the 2011 UK census. Located close to the Royal Norfolk Showground and the A47, it also houses Easton College, a large agricultural college, in the grade II listed 18th century Easton Hall.

Easton was the birthplace of the 14th century Cardinal Adam of Easton, who was imprisoned in Italy for conspiring against Pope Urban VI and spared execution through the intervention of King Richard II.

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