Foxley is a very ancient village mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The name is from old english fox-leah. Leah being a clearing in or around a wood.
There is an impressive moated site of a former Manor House, a Medieval church and extensive natural woodland once a hunting ground of kings.
Foxley Wood in May
Today the village is cut in two by the modern highway between Norwich and Fakenham.
Two flourishing industries exist here. A plant breeding company called Floranova and Davis Egg distributors.
There are a group of holiday homes known as Moor Farm Stable Cottages and a man-made fishing lake.