Horsey, Norfolk

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Horsey
Horsey-g1.jpg
Horsey All Saints
Horsey is located in Norfolk
Horsey
Horsey
 Horsey shown within Norfolk
Area  8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi)
Population 99 (2001)
   – density  12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG4523
Civil parish Horsey
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GREAT YARMOUTH
Postcode district NR29
Dialling code 01493
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°44′56″N 1°38′20″E / 52.749°N 1.639°E / 52.749; 1.639

Horsey is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk within The Broads National Park. It covers an area of 8.49 km2 (3.28 sq mi) and had a population of 99 in 40 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk.

It is situated at the end of Horsey Mere, a nature reserve.

Horsey windpump is in the care of the National Trust. It was struck by lightning in the 1960s and has been beautifully restored. It is open daily during the summer months.

Horsey has often taken the brunt of devastating floods and violent coastal storms and, on some notable occasions, the sea has entered the Broads, rendering the water salty and killing large numbers of wildlife.

The church of Horsey All Saints is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

The coast next to the village, known as Horsey Dunes, is a major wildlife site. Grey Seals on Horsey Beach. During the months of November to January the colony heads on to the beach to give birth to seal pups. Creating a beautiful local attraction for many wildlife enthusiasts.

Beach near Horsey Corner
Horsey windpump

Notes[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.

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