Place:Blo' Norton, Norfolk, England

NameBlo' Norton
Alt namesBlo Nortonsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
Blo' Nortonsource: WeRelate abbreviation
Blo-Nortonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Nortunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.368°N 0.965°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoGuiltcross Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1902
Thetford Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1902-1935
Wayland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
Breckland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Blo' Norton is a village and civil parish in the Breckland District of Norfolk, England, on the River Little Ouse, not far from Diss. The parish had a population of 270 in approximately 100 households, according to the 2001 UK census.

The name reputedly derives from ‘Blae’, which is old Saxon/Norse, meaning both ‘cold’ and ‘blue’. The ‘blue’ could refer to the woad plant that grows in wetter areas and is a source of traditional blue dye. ‘Norton’ is a settlement on the north side of the river.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Blo' Norton.

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