Iron Age

During the Iron Age a block of woodland covered much of Norfolk's central boulder clay area and stretched from Dereham to Attleborough and as far south as Diss.
A number of reminders still survive.
A string of woodland names seems to run along the watershed between Wymondham and Hingham (ie, Morley, Kimberley, Hockwood Common, Deopham Stalland), while several road names in the locality of Wicklewood also suggest woodland origins.
As for the name Wicklewood, it is thought to mean 'wych-elm wood,' though whether this means a clearing in a wych-elm wood, or a prominent wych-elm tree in a forest of, for example, oak, is not known.