Watton, Norfolk

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Watton is a town in Norfolk

Other current and historical names

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Watton within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Watton in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Watton.-- market town and par. with ry. sta., Norfolk, on river Wissey, 12 miles N. of Thetford, 1807 ac., pop. 1407; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. Watton is an ancient place. The church, built in the reign of Henry I., has been restored. There is an ancient market-cross, and a town hall (1853). Watton has long been celebrated for the excellent quality of its butter. Trade in farm produce is carried on.

Watton in the Domesday Book

A village in Wayland hundred, in the county of Norfolk.

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