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
Area 14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population 173 (2011)
• Density 12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF829438
Civil parish
  • Burnham Norton
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KING'S LYNN
Postcode district PE31
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
NorfolkCoordinates: 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 northeast of the larger town of King's Lynn, and 60 km northwest 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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