St Marys Kelling Parish Church.
Kelling shown within Norfolk
|Area||8.06 km2 (3.11 sq mi)|
|Population||175 (parish, 2001 census)|
|– density||22 /km2 (57 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||130 miles (210 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Norfolk|
Kelling (also known as Low Kelling and as Lower Kelling) is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 10.1 miles (16.3 km) west of Cromer, 26 miles (42 km) north of Norwich and 130 miles (210 km) north-east of London. The village straddles the A149 Coast road between Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village lies within the Norfolk Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.
Kelling is a small village (pop 170 in 2004), which had a reputation for smuggling. The village has a reading room, which is now a book shop, gallery and tea-room. There is a small Victorian school house built in 1876 and opened October 1877, still in use as a primary school today on the coastal side of the A149 just opposite the reading room. Today it is attended by 90 children from the surrounding area. The postal addresses for Kelling are unusual as only 10 of the 37 properties have a number; the rest are known only by the house name the postcode for the village is NR25 7EL.
Around Kelling are Kelling Heath and Muckleburgh Hill, two raised areas of outstanding natural beauty. The heaths contain a network of paths, nature trail and views of the surrounding area. Kelling village is 1 km from the coast which is accessed via a road used as a public path (RUPP). The coastline at Kelling along with Weybourne and Salthouse was of part the strategic defence during the Second World War.
World War II Norcon pillbox on Kelling Hard
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kelling.|
- GENUKI: Norfolk: Genealogy: Towns and Parishes: Kelling
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- Weybourne, Peaceful mirror of a turbulent past: by Peter Brooks, Published by Poppyland Publishing: Page 16, Smugglers and Volunteers: ISBN 0-946148-05-8
- kelling school 1900
- Kelling Primary School
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