Corton, Suffolk

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Corton, Lowestoft
Corton Mill 1910.jpg
Corton Windmill in 1910
Corton, Lowestoft is located in Suffolk
Corton, Lowestoft
Corton, Lowestoft
 Corton, Lowestoft shown within Suffolk
OS grid reference TM545970
District Waveney
Shire county Suffolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NR32
Dialling code 01502
Police Suffolk
Fire Suffolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Waveney
List of places

Coordinates: 52°31′N 1°45′E / 52.51°N 1.75°E / 52.51; 1.75

Corton is a suburb in the town of Lowestoft in the English county of Suffolk. Corton is located around 3 miles (5 km) north of the centre of town. The local church is dedicated to St Bartholomew, it is a partial ruin, with only the chancel roofed, [1] The estimated population was 1,140 in 2008. It has boundaries with the suburb of Gunton.[2]


Corton is home to main tourist attraction of the Pleasurewood Hills Theme and Amusement Park. There is also two holiday centres and a school, hall, pubs. As well as, beaches the main one being the sands which was popular naturist area. But nudist area was de-designated in November 2009. The cliffs are suffering gradual coastal erosion.[3][4][4][5][6][7]


Corton is recorded in the Domesday Book as Caretuna or Karetuna, a name probably derived from the Viking name Kari.[8] It used to be in the Half Hundred of Lothingland, had a population of around 21 households and formed part of the King's holdings.[9]

In 1870–72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Corton like this: CORTON was 1,495 acres (6.05 km2); of which 140 are water. Real property, £2, 614. Pop., 530. Houses, 126. The property is subdivided. The sea has made encroachments. Mammoth bones and other interesting fossils have been found. The church, excepting chancel and tower, was long dilapidated; but has been partially restored.[10] Corton railway station was closed down. When it became a part of the town of Lowestoft. The station building is now used as a private residence.


  1. ^ St Bartholomew, Corton, Suffolk Churches. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ A profile of Waveney, Waveney District Council, February 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
  3. ^ Gunton Sands (Corton Beach), British Naturism. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ a b Corton, Eastern Daily Press, 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2011-05-11.
  5. ^ Corton: Corton Inn, Suffolk CAMRA. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ Corton: White Horse, Suffolk CAMRA. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Corton CEVCP School profile, Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ Corton, Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ Corton, Domesday Map. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ Corton, Suffolk, History of Britain. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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