East Beckham

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East Beckham
East Beckham Gur Beck 25th October 2007.JPG
Gur Beck in East Beckham
East Beckham is located in Norfolk
East Beckham
East Beckham
 East Beckham shown within Norfolk
Area  3.04 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population 35 (2001 census[1])
   – density  12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG160390
   – London  137 miles (220 km) 
Civil parish West Beckham
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CROMER
Postcode district NR11
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°52′N 1°13′E / 52.87°N 1.21°E / 52.87; 1.21

East Beckham is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[2] The village is 23.4 miles (37.7 km) north of Norwich, 5 miles (8 km) south-west of Cromer and 137 miles (220 km) miles north-east of London. The nearest railway station is in the town of Sheringham where access to the national rail network can be made via the Bittern Line to Norwich. The nearest Airport is Norwich International Airport. East Beckham is within the area covered by North Norfolk District Council.

Gresham Family[edit]

James Gresham (1442–1497), Lord of the Manor of East Beckham, was the grandfather of the Sir John Gresham who founded Gresham's School[3] in 1555 and the great-grandfather of the Sir Thomas Gresham who established Gresham College and the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 252 - Norfolk Coast East. ISBN 978-0-319-23815-8.
  3. ^ I Will Plant Me a Tree: an Illustrated History of Gresham's School by S. G. G. Benson & Martin Crossley Evans (James & James, London, 2002)

External links[edit]

Media related to East Beckham at Wikimedia Commons