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Carbrooke village is located in the Wayland Hundred of Norfolk, part of Breckland, on a tributary of the River Wissey, the name and layout possibly Saxon, or perhaps even Roman, as both Roman and Saxon remains have been found in the area, as well as flint axes and arrow heads from previous times. There was also a very large Iceni settlement at Saham Toney. The first census carried out in Britain was the Domesday Survey of 1085, to establish who owned which and how much land following the Norman conquest. Carbrooke is mentioned as Cherebroc.

Norfolk Heritage Explorer is a site detailing the Archaeological finds and research done in relation to Carbrooke. Contains masses of information.

Domesday Entry for Carbrooke


Carbrooke in Wayland, Norfolk has a long and interesting history, the idea of this website is to bring together information about Carbrooke and its heritage, and is an ongoing project.

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