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Hemsby, Norfolk

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Hemsby, Norfolk

Hemsby is a village, civil parish and seaside resort in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 7.5 mi north of the town of Great Yarmouth. In the 2001 census had a population of 2,973 in 1,221 households. Hemsby borders the villages of Winterton-on-Sea and Scratby. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. A Norfolk county map dated around 1610 shows a headland, called Winterton Ness, extending into the sea north-east of Hemsby.
DistrictGreat Yarmouth
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTG4917
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 Hemsby, Norfolk has been known in the past


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

Hemsby, coast par. and vil. with ry. sta., N. Norfolk, 6½ miles N. of Yarmouth, 1785 ac., pop. 648; P.O.; Hemsby Gat, channel across the Barber Sand, is 3½ miles long and ½ mile wide; to W. of vil. is the seat of Hemsby Hall.

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