St Andrew's Church, Bacton
Bacton shown within Norfolk
|Area||9.45 km2 (3.65 sq mi)|
|Population||1,130 (parish, 2001 census)|
|– density||120/km2 (310/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|– London||139 mi (224 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Norfolk|
Bacton is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is on the Norfolk coast, some 20 km south-east of Cromer, 40 km north-west of Great Yarmouth and 30 km north of Norwich. Besides the village of Bacton, the parish includes the nearby settlements of Bacton Green, Broomholm, Keswick and Pollard Street. It also includes Edingthorpe, which was added to Bacton civil parish under the County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935.
Bacton is a minor seaside tourist centre with a sandy beach and several campsites.
The UK terminal of the Interconnector gas pipeline, which terminates in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, is located to the west of the parish, straddling the boundary with the adjoining parish of Paston. In the east of the parish can be found the ruined Cluniac Bromholm Priory.
The civil parish has an area of 9.45 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,130 in 474 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Amenities in the village include a public house, an hotel, two cafes, one restaurant and takeaway food establishments as well as a recreation ground. In addition there are several caravan parks and estates consisting of privately owned holiday chalets, giving holidaymakers access to the beach. During the First World War there was also an airfield located nearby, RAF Bacton.
The village and adjoining coastline has extensive sea defences, erected to prevent further coastal erosion. Part of this sea wall was damaged in the storm surge in December 2013 including damage to homes along the seafront.
- Ordnance Survey (2002). "Norfolk Coast East". OS Explorer Map 252. ISBN 0-319-21888-0.
- "United Kingdom and Ireland Pipelines map - Crude Oil (petroleum) pipelines - Natural Gas pipelines - Products pipelines". Retrieved 2011-04-14.
- "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes" (XLS). Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Retrieved 2005-12-02.
- Media related to Bacton, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons
- Information from Genuki Norfolk on Bacton.
- Bacton in the Domesday Book
- Bacton Beach House with photos of the area
- The Leas Beach Park with photos of Bacton beach, fossils found on the beach and the surrounding area
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