Place:North Wootton, Norfolk, England

NameNorth Wootton
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.783°N 0.433°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Lynn Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There are also places named North Wootton in Dorset and North Wootton in Somerset. The placename "Wootton" is also used in Oxfordshire.

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North Wootton is a village and civil parish near the town of King's Lynn in Norfolk, England. It covers an area of 32.33 km2 (12.48 sq mi) and had a population of 2,387 in 935 households at the 2001 UK census, the population increasing to 2,445 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

It is close to the Norfolk coast and is slightly smaller than the nearby South Wootton. North Wootton is near the village of Castle Rising. Both villages were owned by the Howard family who are patrons of both parish churches. Former marshland, drained by the Dutch links the village to the coast. Predominantly a farming village, the village is now experiencing a period of growth owing to new developments with holiday retreats for Londoners being the most recent of these.

The old part of the village is located around the small village green and consists of a few houses, an old schoolhouse and a former post office (now closed).

With the arrival of the railway, a station (now disused) was built in the west of the village towards the marsh. The railway linked King's Lynn with Hunstanton.

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