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a little family history

Woodton was the last village on my Norfolk genealogical trail. It was here my paternal grandmother and her 5 younger siblings were born and brought up. Their grandmother lived here with her husband who was a local.
It was not a very attractive village and I had a lot of difficulty trying to find the church. No one I asked seemed to know and I was sent on a wild goose chase to a nearby village church instead.
My great grandfather was a shoemaker, carrier and 'farmer' here, living at Pockthorpe and The Street, which is at right angles to the public house, The King's head. It is a quite attractive street with a stream running on one side, and with a few interesting houses.


There are signs that the area has been occupied for a long time. Bronze Age ring ditches were found dating to 2350BC and 701Bc.

The first mention of Woodton is in the Domsday Book, where it appears as Wodetuna meaning settlement in the wood.

  • Last visit to Woodton: Aug 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2006 at 12:35 PM

    Isn't it amazing that the locals didn't know where their church is? Excellent photographs, will be back to read more.


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