Gayton, a large village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 2? miles NE of East Winch station on the-G.E.R., and 7 ¼ E by S of King's Lynn, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Lynn. Acreage, 3287 ; population, 760. A Benedictine priory was founded here, in the time of William the Conqueror, by William de Scohies. Gayton Hall is the property of Earl Romney. The. parish contains the Freebridge-Lynn workhouse. The living" is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net yearly value, £223-with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is an ancient building of flint and brick in the Transition style. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Gayton St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Freebridge-Lynn|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
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- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.