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Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

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Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Cley next the Sea (Anglo-Saxon Clæg "clay", is a village on the River Glaven in Norfolk, England, 4 miles north-west of Holt and east of Blakeney. The main A149 coast road runs through the centre of the village, causing congestion in the summer months due to the tight, narrow streets. It lies within the Norfolk Coast AONB and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. The medieval church of St Margarets is the largest church in the Blakeney Haven area.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townHOLT
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG0443
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01263
Population608 (parish, 2001 census)
 

Other names by which Cley next the Sea, Norfolk has been known in the past

Clay ~ Cley ~ Cley Next The Sea ~ Cley Next the Sea ~ Clye

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

Cley next the Sea, par. and vil., N. Norfolk, 4½ miles NW. of Holt, 2363 ac. (165 water), pop. 719; P.O., T.O., called Cley; had once an extensive trade in corn, but from the silting up of the harb. the commerce of the port is now inconsiderable. Prince James (afterwards James I.) of Scotland was captured off C. in 1409.

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