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Swaffham Prior is a village with rich and abundant history,

It's even mentioned in the Doomsday Book as possibly 'Great Swaffham', with Swaffham Bulbeck being 'Little Swaffham'.

There are many houses in the village of great age dating back to all of the last few centuries,

With the 17th century being most prominent.

The village is and has always been one of trade and it has a history of trade down the centuries that continues to this day in different forms.

Today it could be described as a 'dormitory' village especially looking back on its far busier past - but there is still a good community here with a great local primary school and The Red Lion pub, which many in the village consider the heart of the community today.

There's also a picturesque Village Hall, also hosting many village get-togethers such as feasts, village fetes etc. Swaffham Prior is famous not only for its two churches which tower above the village and can be seen for miles around but also for its two windmills (one still operating as a mill) which have also long been part of village life and are iconic symbols of the village, seen on the village sign on Cage Hill.