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Gaywood, Norfolk

Gaywood is today a small community which is effectively a suburb of Kings Lynn, lying on this town’s east side. The medieval community of Gaywood seems always to have been small, but hosted two hospitals, including a leper hospital founded in 1145. Settlement at Gaywood today is arranged along three main roads. Gayton Road runs east-west from Kings Lynn to Gayton, with the parish church of St Faith 50m to its south, near its junction with Lynn Road (running west to Kings Lynn) and Wootton Road, which runs in a north-easterly direction on the east side of the Lynn River. Housing along these roads is mostly late Victorian, with twentieth century estates infilling the surrounding area. 


Local Information Websites

West Norfolk and King's Lynn Archaeology Society

Gaywood Village Website

British History Online

Heritage Gateway


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Test Pit Pottery Distribution Map 2010-2013

The full report of all of the test pit results in Gaywood