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Brancaster, Norfolk

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Brancaster, Norfolk

Brancaster is a village and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. The civil parish of Brancaster comprises Brancaster itself, together with Brancaster Staithe and Burnham Deepdale. The three villages form a more or less continuous settlement along the A149 at the edge of the Brancaster Manor marshland and the Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townKING'S LYNN
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF7743
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England

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

Branchester ~ Broncestra

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

Brancaster, par. and fishing vil., W. Norfolk, on B. Bay, 8½ miles W. of Wells, 3672 ac. land and 2105 water, pop. 770; P.O., T.O. B. Staithe, 2 m. from B. vil.; P.O.

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