Holme Next the Sea  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Holme Next the Sea like this:

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA, a village and a parish in Docking district, Norfolk. The village stands on the coast, 2½ miles NE of Hunstanton r. station, and 8¼ W by N of Burnham-Westgate; and has a post office, of the name of Holme, under Lynn. The parish comprises 1, 647 acres of land and 865 of water. ...

Real property, £2, 422. Pop., 305. Houses, 61. There are five manors; three of which belong to H. S. Le Strange, Esq., and two to A. Blyth, Esq. The Peddar way ran hence to Castle-Rising. Some fragments of Roman pottery were found in 1861. A reach of the coast bears the name of Holme-Scalp, and is on the E side of the entrance of the Wash. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Thornham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church was rebuilt in 1778; has a fine lofty steeple of the time of Henry IV.; and contains a brass of Judge Nottingham, by whom the steeple was built. Charities, £14.

Holme Next the Sea through time

Holme Next the Sea is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Holme Next the Sea itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Holme Next the Sea in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 09th December 2019

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