The North Norfolk Coast is one of the UK’s most beautiful natural coastlines. In this book, Anthony Cook provides an introduction to the origin and physical development of the North Norfolk Coast between Hunstanton and Weybourne – a wonderfully diverse coastline of marshes, dunes and expansive beaches backed by gently rising chalk hills. This is a relatively young coast, which dates back just a few thousand years to a period when sea levels rose after the last ice age and thus has developed entirely within the most recent geological era, the Holocene; it is also known as the Holocene Coast. Tides, currents and winds have moved, mounded and moulded mud, sand and pebbles to create the marshes, dunes and sand and shingle beaches that form the basis of the coast, but what we see now has been considerably modified by human intervention over the past 400 years or so. The many embankments that carry thousands of walkers and holiday makers every year between the inner and outer shoreline were not built for that purpose, but to isolate extensive areas of saltmarsh from the sea for conversion to agricultural land. In many respects the past and present management of the coast has enhanced both wildlife and landscape diversity, not only by creating embankments but also wooded dunes, freshwater marshes and saline pools, all of which provide habitats for many rare and local species of plants and animals. Beautifully illustrated throughout, The North Norfolk Coast describes the fascinating blend of natural processes and human management that has shaped the coast and will appeal to those with a general interest in the Norfolk area.
The North Norfolk coast has wild open landscapes, remote marshes, seamless sea and sky vistas, and a vulnerable wilderness like no other in England. Artist Rachel Lockwood takes you on her journeys around her home in Cley next the Sea in search of her perfect painting locations.
This book tells the story of the North Norfolk fishing industry within living memory, compiled using numerous interviews with the fishermen themselves as well as rare photographs. With Cromer as its center point, long famous for its crabs, the book reveals the fishing practices across the villages and towns between Wells and south-east Norfolk. Here fishing has been characteristically traditional and markedly different from the industrial-scale industry to operate from the west. The boats, fishing gear, and techniques are all described, often in the fishermens' own words, providing an important record of the fishing practices lost in recent years. It has been written at a time when new designs of boats and fishing gear are changing the traditional face of the industry, and fishermens' sons are turning away from the sea. This is a portrait of a profession which has helped define the character of the Norfolk coast.
The coast of North Norfolk and the towns and villages that stand along and behind it make up one of the most delightful parts of the British Isles. Areas of outstanding beauty include paradises for bird and animal lovers, such as Scolt Head Island, Blakeney Point and Cley and Salthouse marshes. Today’s celebrated landscape is the product of a fascinating history. That this was a rich part of the country in the Middle Ages is shown by the many glorious churches, some with tall towers acting as waymarks. There were monastic houses, too, the most important being Walsingham, which was a place of pilgrimage for thousands including every medieval king of England. Landowning families that built great houses along the coast or just inland included the Rolfes of Heacham, forever associated with Princess Pocahontas, the Bacons at Stiffkey, and the Lestranges of Hunstanton Hall, immortalised in fiction by P.G. Wodehouse. Away from the coast settlements such as the Burnhams and Holt developed as market towns. The latter was devastated by fire in 1708 and newly discovered documents help bring this dramatic event to life. The area has produced its fair share of great seafarers, from admirals such as Christopher Myngs and Cloudesley Shovel to lifeboatman hero Henry Blogg. Horatio Nelson, one of England’s most famous sons, was born in Burnham Thorpe. The brave men of the coast fished the hostile North Sea and beyond, traded with Iceland and Scandinavia, and served on the frontline in wars with the Spanish, French and, most recently, Germans. Since the early 19th century the area has also seen the rise of tourism. Cromer grew following the arrival of the railway and the promotion of ‘Poppyland’ by Clement Scott and is mentioned as a watering town by Jane Austen. Hunstanton was developed as a seaside resort by the l’Estranges. Frank Meeres has put this beautiful corner of the county into historical context so that residents and visitors will enjoy discovering its special heritage.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 88. Chapters: North Norfolk Railway, Holt, Norfolk, Sheringham, Cley next the Sea, Bure Valley Railway, Blakeney, Norfolk, Ingham, Norfolk, Sheringham Park, Hoveton, North Walsham, Potter Heigham, Neatishead, Irstead, Wells-next-the-Sea, Gresham's School, Beeston Regis, Cromer, Bacton Gas Terminal, West Runton, North Norfolk local elections, Weybourne, Norfolk, Walsingham, Wells and Walsingham Light Railway, William Lukin, Fakenham, Happisburgh, Baconsthorpe Castle, Matlaske, Blakeney Point, Bittern Line, Salthouse, Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, Cley Windmill, Wickmere, Hunsett Mill, Hunworth, Trimingham, Cromer Hall, Gresham Castle, Thornage, Aylmerton, East Runton, Edgefield, Norfolk, Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill, Swafield, Reepham, Norfolk, The Mo Sheringham Museum, Happisburgh Lighthouse, Godwick, Cromer Lighthouse, Muckleburgh Collection, Weybourne Windmill, Overstrand, Blakeney Guildhall, Ingworth, Felmingham, Kelling, Bodham, Sidestrand, Northrepps Aerodrome, East Runton Windmill, Fulmodeston, Little Barningham, Boardman's Windmill, RAF West Beckham, North Norfolk District Council Headquarters, Lower Green Mill, Hindringham, Gunthorpe, Norfolk, Letheringsett with Glandford, Blakeney Windmill, Clayrack Drainage Mill, Lambridge Mill, Felbrigg, Ridlington, Norfolk, Sharrington, Alethorpe, Roughton, Norfolk, Brograve Mill, East Ruston, Horsey Windpump, Stalham, Stubb Drainage Windmill, Cockthorpe, Norfolk, East Beckham, Sutton, Norfolk, Swanton Abbott, Erpingham, Thorpe Market, Field Dalling, Itteringham, Overstrand Hall, Tattersett, Sculthorpe, Norfolk, Hempton, Suffield, Norfolk, Cromer Ridge, Waxham, Raynham, Norfolk. Excerpt: Gresham's School is an independent coeducational boarding school at Holt in North Norfolk, England, a member of the HMC. The school was founded in 1555 by Sir John Gresham as a free grammar s...