Place:Wighton, Norfolk, England

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NameWighton
TypeUnknown
Located inNorfolk, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Wighton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated some south of the town of Wells-next-the-Sea, north of the town of Fakenham, and north-west of the city of Norwich. The medieval pilgrimage centre of Walsingham lies to the south.

The civil parish has an area of and in the 2001 census had a population of 203 in 92 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Wighton is on the River Stiffkey and used to have a watermill, but this was demolished in May 1866. The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway runs close to the village on the west.

The village was used as the location shooting for "Little Bazeley by the sea" in the 1965 "Avengers" episode entitled "The town of no return" with intrepid agents Patrick Macnee (John Steed) and Diana Rigg (Emma Peel.)

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