Place:West Walton, Norfolk, England

NameWest Walton
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.7°N 0.167°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoFreebridge Marshland Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Marshland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

West Walton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 56.5 miles (90.9 km) west of Norwich, 13.9 miles (22.4 km) west-south-west of King's Lynn and 105 miles (169 km) north of London. The nearest town is Wisbech in Cambridgeshire which is 2.6 miles (4.2 km) south of the village.

The parish of West Walton had a population of 1659 in the 2001 UK census, increasing to 1,731 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

The western flank of the parish is also the county border between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and is also the course of the River Nene. On the southern flank is the parish of Walsoken. To the north is Walpole and to the east is Marshland St. James.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article West Walton.

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