Burnham Norton

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Burnham Norton
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Burnham Norton St. Margaret
Burnham Norton is located in Norfolk
Burnham Norton
Burnham Norton
Burnham Norton shown within Norfolk
Area14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population173 (2011)
• Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF829438
Civil parish
  • Burnham Norton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°57′37″N 0°43′18″E / 52.96037°N 0.72162°E / 52.96037; 0.72162Coordinates: 52°57′37″N 0°43′18″E / 52.96037°N 0.72162°E / 52.96037; 0.72162

Burnham Norton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. Burnham Norton is one of the Burnhams, a group of adjacent villages in north Norfolk. It is situated, on the A149, some 2 km north of the larger village of Burnham Market, 10 km west of the small town of Wells-next-the-sea, 35 km north-east of the larger town of King's Lynn, and 60 km north-west of the city of Norwich.[1]


The civil parish has an area of 14.27 km2 and in the 2001 census had a population of 76 in 37 households, the population increasing to 173 at the 2011 Census.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[3]

The village is located close to the coast, and overlooks the tidal Norton Marshes and Scolt Head Island NNR.

Church of St Margaret[edit]

The church of Burnham Norton St Margaret is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk, and is a Grade I listed building.[4] David Jamieson VC is buried in the churchyard, as is Diana, Princess of Wales's great aunt, Lady Margaret Douglas-Home. Richard Woodget, the master of the Cutty Sark is also buried here.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2015". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ Moore, C.N. St Margaret's Church, Burnham Norton, with notes on its Rectors, the Carmelite Friary and Norton village, Seeley, Wells n.d. but 1978.

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