Watlington, Norfolk

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Signpost in Watlington
Watlington is located in Norfolk
Watlington shown within Norfolk
Area 6.93 km2 (2.68 sq mi)
Population 2,455 (2011 Census)
• Density 354/km2 (920/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF619111
Civil parish
  • Watlington
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE33
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°40′24″N 0°23′35″E / 52.67342°N 0.39309°E / 52.67342; 0.39309Coordinates: 52°40′24″N 0°23′35″E / 52.67342°N 0.39309°E / 52.67342; 0.39309

Watlington is a civil parish and electoral ward in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 6.93 km2 (2.68 sq mi) and had a population of 2,031 in 852 households at the 2001 census,[1] the population increasing to 2,455 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

It is situated some 2 km (1.2 mi) from the east bank of the River Great Ouse, 12 km (7.5 mi) south of the town of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) west of the city of Norwich.[3]

The village is served by Watlington railway station (on the Fen Line between Cambridge and King's Lynn) which is situated 1 km (0.62 mi) from the centre of the village.

The village should not be confused with the town of Watlington in Oxfordshire.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Parish/Ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 236 - King's Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 0-319-21867-8.



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