Place:West Tofts, Norfolk, England

NameWest Tofts
TypeDeserted settlement
Coordinates52.4952°N 0.6943°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoGrimshoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Thetford Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Lynford, Norfolk, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Breckland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

West Tofts was an ancient parish and a civil parish until 1935 when it was absorbed into Lynford, the neighbouring parish to the west. Prior to that it had been part of Thetford Rural District (1894-1935). Today the area is part of the Breckland District of Norfolk, England.

During World War II West Tofts was part of an area acquired by the British Army as a training area. It remains in their hands to the present. See the Stanford Training Area article in Wikipedia.

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