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Stanford is a deserted village and civil parish in the Englishmarker county of Norfolk. It is situated some north of the town of Thetfordmarker and south-west of the city of Norwichmarker.

The village became deserted when it was taken over by the British Army during the Second World War as part of the Stanford Battle Areamarker, an infantry training area that is still in use today. The village and most of the parish are within a prohibited area and access is not allowed without special permission from the Army.

The civil parish has an area of and in the 2001 census had a population of 8 in 4 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Brecklandmarker.


  1. Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 229 - Thetford in the Brecks. ISBN 0-319-21861-9.
  2. (1998-2006). Ghost Towns/Deserted Villages of Great Britain. Retrieved February 17, 2006.
  3. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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