Place:Gayton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesGaitunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.733°N 0.55°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
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Gayton is a small village and civil parish in the west of the English county of Norfolk. It is 7.3 miles east of the town of King's Lynn, and 10.1 miles north-west of the town of Swaffham. The Gaywood River has its source just north of the village at Derby Fen. The village sides astride the B1145 Kings Lynn to Mundesley road that dissects North Norfolk west to east.

Nearby is Gayton Hall, the home of The Earl & Countess of Romney, whose gardens are open to the public.

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