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Hunstanton, Norfolk

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Hunstanton, Norfolk

Hunstanton, known colloquially as 'Sunny Hunny', is a seaside town (population 4,961) in Norfolk, England, facing the Wash. Hunstanton is an east coast town but faces west and is one of the few places on the east coast in England where the sun can be seen to set over the sea.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townHUNSTANTON
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF6740
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01485
Population4,961 (2001)
 

Other names by which Hunstanton, Norfolk has been known in the past

Hunstanton With Barrett Ringstead ~ Hunestanesteda ~ Hunestuna ~ Hunesanestuna ~ Hunestatuna ~ Huntanestuna

Hunstanton, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hunstanton, watering place and vil. with ry. sta., on river Wash, W. Norfolk, opposite Boston, 18 miles NE. of Kings Lynn by rail; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks; owes its rise as a watering-place to the opening of the railway in 1862; has a pier 280 yards long, a promenade, and a good beach, which affords excellent and safe bathing; in vicinity is the seat of Hunstanton Hall. On Hunstanton Point is a lighthouse with fixed light (Hunstanton) 109 ft. above high water and seen 16 miles.

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