Cobholm Island

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Cobholm Island is situated in the East Anglian county of Norfolk, England, close to Great Yarmouth.[1]

It was the victim of the North Sea flood of 1953 which resulted in the deaths of 307 people,[2] with 10 people killed and 3,500 homes destroyed in the Cobholm and Southtown areas.[3]


  1. ^ GENUKI, "Gazetteer entry for Cobholm Island", UK & Ireland Genealogy, retrieved 14 November 2011
  2. ^ The Open University, "The Flood of 1953",, retrieved 14 November 2011
  3. ^ Simon Knott, "St Luke, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth", The Norfolk Churches Site, retrieved 14 November 2011

52°36′23″N 1°42′54″E / 52.606358°N 1.715130°E / 52.606358; 1.715130