Watton is 21 miles west of Norwich, with the Broads and the East Coast not far away, and is the smallest of Breckland’s five towns.
The Parish Church of St Mary dates from the 12th Century and has a Norman tower with an octagonal belfry.
In the High Street there is an unusual clock tower, which dates from 1679 AD. This was erected after a fire destroyed much of the town in 1674, reputedly so that its bells could warn townsfolk should such a disaster strike again.
On the town sign are the two ‘babes’ from the popular fairytale. It is said that the nearby Wayland Wood is where the two ‘babes in the wood’ unfortunately met their fate. The hare (wat) and barrel (tun) also feature on the town sign showing the derivation of the town name.
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If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.