The village sign
Gayton shown within Norfolk
|Area||22.84 km2 (8.82 sq mi)|
|Population||1,396 (2001 census)|
|- Density||61 /km2 (160 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||109 miles (175 km)|
|District||Kings Lynn and West Norfolk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||KING'S LYNN|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Norfolk|
Gayton is a small village in the west of the English county of Norfolk. It is 7.3 miles east of the town of King's Lynn, and 10.1 miles north-west of the town of Swaffham. The Gaywood River has its source just north of the village at Derby Fen. The village sides astride of the B1145 Kings Lynn to Mundesley road that dissects North Norfolk west to east.
The village has a primary school, Gayton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, which was a first school but in March 2011 gained full primary status. The school will grow to possess the full primary age range by September 2013. The church in Gayton is St Nicholas church. There are two pubs in the village, The Rampant Horse and The Crown. The village also has two butcher's shops, a child care/daycare centre, a hair salon, a fish and chip shop and petrol station combining convenience shop/post office.
Also, in the last century, the legend of O'babe was born in the village. To this today this person is adored by many at the University of Hertfordshire. Also, this legendary creature is often seen wandering through farmers fields.
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