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Happisburgh, Norfolk

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Happisburgh, Norfolk

Happisburgh is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated off the B1159 coast road from Ingham to Bacton. Happisburgh became a site of national archaeological importance in 2010 when flint tools over 800,000 years old were unearthed. This is the oldest evidence of human occupation anywhere in the UK. The other key palaeolithic sites in the UK are Pakefield, Boxgrove, Swanscombe, Pontnewydd, Kents Cavern, Paviland, and Gough's Cave.
DistrictNorth Norfolk
Post townNORWICH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG3830
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01692
Population1,372 (Happisburgh parish, 2001 census)
 

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

Hasborough ~ Hasbro ~ Hapesburc

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

Happisburgh (or Hasbro'), par. and fishing vil., N. Norfolk, 6 miles E. of North Walsham, 2163 ac. (210 water), pop. 556; P.O. Happisburgh Gat is a water channel between the Newarp and Happisburgh Sand; to the SE. of the church are 2 lighthouses, 85 ft. and 42 ft. high, each with fixed light (Hasborough) 136 ft. and 94 ft. above high water and seen 17 and 15 miles; near the end of Sand is a light-vessel, with fixed light (Hasborough) 35 ft. above high water and seen 10 miles.

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