Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Blofield has a long history and has some excellent examples of 18th and 19th century houses. Blofield Church of St Andrew and St Peter replaces an older building of Norman construction. It is large in size, due to the prosperity of the wool trade and the many affluent residents who inhabited the area.
The land is mainly level farming country, which was once renowned for its high quality market-garden produce. Today 'pick-your-own' marketing has become more popular and widespread.
Blofield has a number of clubs and associations and Blofield's WI, which was formed in 1918, is the oldest in Norfolk.