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Cromer, Norfolk

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Cromer, Norfolk

Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish in north Norfolk, England. The local government authority is North Norfolk District Council, whose headquarters is in Holt Road in the town. The town is situated 23 miles (37 km) north of the county town, Norwich, and is 4 miles (6.5 km) east of Sheringham. The civil parish has an area of 4.66 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 7,749 people in 3,671 households. The motto Gem of the Norfolk Coast is highlighted on the town's roadsigns.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townCROMER
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG2142
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01263
Population7,749 (2001 census)

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

Cromer.-- small town and coast par. with ry. sta., N. Norfolk, 20 miles N. of Norwich and 137 miles NE. of London, 1001 ac., pop. 1597; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has a splendid beach of firm sands, and is much frequented in the bathing season. Fishing is prosecuted, and a small coasting trade is carried on -- coals, timber, tiles, oil-cake, and other goods being exported; but the encroachments of the sea, by forming shoals, render the bay so dangerous to navigation that it is called the "Devil's Throat." Near the cliff is a lighthouse, with revolving light 274 ft. above high water and seen 23 m.

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