Lord Coke & Denis Seaman
Unveiling the Wighton Seat - May 2007

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Wighton Village, Norfolk

The School house in it's hayday

This is the Home Page for the Wighton Village Website, The start-up (April 2013) and continuation has been generously funded by the Wighton Parish Council. There is also a Facebook page about the well known Village Scarecrow Festival.

This site still has some pages that are to be developed but those under compilation or completed are underlined.

Contributors are welcome.



Wighton Village is located in the beautiful North Norfolk countryside and can be found by meandering along the Wells - Warham - Little Walsingham Road for approximately 2.5 miles to the south of Wells-Next-The-Sea or 1.5 miles north of Walsingham. The Village is in the NR23 postcode area and is at OS (Explorer Map 251) grid reference: TF940399. Co-ordinates: 52.92146°N 0.88433°E.

The Village was, in the 19th and early 20th century a thriving bustling place with a variety of local businesses and a school but with the introduction of the railway in * and Wells becoming the local railhead for the maritime industries, the fortunes of the village businesses gradually changed and the industrial age left it behind. However, today its fortune is based mainly in varied forms of farming, producing bio products, potatoes, sugar beet, cereal crops and cheese.

Around Wighton you will find a public house, 3 B&B / Guest houses, 4 Caravan Club (5 van Certificated Location) sites, an Art Gallery, a Church, a Methodist Chapel, A Village Hall behind which is a recreation field and activity play area and fine walks and cycle rides at every point of the compass.

The village is now well known for it's spectacular Scarecrow Festival which is held each year over the May Bank Holiday - and for its live scarecrows that are pleased to greet everyone over that period!

Size and geographical spread:

The Parish of Wighton covers approximately 4.5 square miles although this also encompasses 2 outlying hamlets. There are around 120 houses in the Parish.


Approximately 220.

Geocaching Locations:

There are a number of geocaching locations in and around the village.

Updated: 08-Apr-2014

Home Page

Parish Council Information
All Saints Church
Methodist Chapel
Village Hall (Rec Hut)
Playing Field
Wighton Clubs
Fundraising Committee
Scarecrow Festival
Village Notices
Village History
Local Interest

Find us on Facebook

Map & Local Places of Interest

Stop Press Village Notices
(Click Menu Tab on left to see more village notices)

The 2014 Scarecrow festival information is now posted on the festival web page..

There is now a 'Drop in' at the church on 1st Thursday of each month, 10.30 to 11.30 ish. Tea/Coffee, biscuits & cake and chat - all welcome. See All Saints Church page for more info..

The Easter Competition can be downloaded in PDF here.

Read the Easter Newsletter on the Fundraising Committee Page

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