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Weybourne, Norfolk

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Weybourne, Norfolk

Weybourne is a fishing resort on the North Norfolk and has the postcode prefix of NR25. The village straddles the A149 coast road and is three miles west of Sheringham, within the Norfolk Coast AONB. Weybourne is mentioned in the Domesday book and in that survey it is called Wabrume. There are remains of an old Augustinian priory founded around 1200 AD on the site of a simpler Saxon church by Sir Ralph de Meyngaren (Mainwearing). By 1494 only a prior and three canons lived there.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townHOLT
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG1142
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
Population518 (2001 census)
 

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

Wauborn ~ Wauburne ~ Weyburn ~ Weyburn Hope ~ Wabrune ~ Wabrunna

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

Weybourne, par. and vil., Norfolk - par., 1680 ac., pop. 232; vil., on the coast, 3½ miles NE. of Holt; P.O. Fishing and fishcuring are carried on. A coastguard station is here. Weybourne is the starting-point of the submarine cable to Emden.

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