Place:Bacton, Norfolk, England

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NameBacton
Alt namesBaketunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.835°N 1.474°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Bacton is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is on the Norfolk coast, some 20 km south-east of Cromer, 40 km north-west of Great Yarmouth and 30 km north of Norwich. Besides the village of Bacton, the parish includes the nearby settlements of Bacton Green, Broomholm, Keswick and Pollard Street. It also includes Edingthorpe, which was added to Bacton civil parish under the County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935.

Bacton is a minor seaside tourist centre with a sandy beach and several campsites.

The UK terminal of the Interconnector gas pipeline, which terminates in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, is located to the west of the parish, straddling the boundary with the adjoining parish of Paston. In the east of the parish can be found the ruined Cluniac Bromholm Priory.

The civil parish has an area of 9.45 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,130 in 474 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Amenities in the village include public houses, restaurants and takeaway food establishments as well as a small amusement arcade. In addition there are several caravan parks and estates consisting of privately owned holiday chalets, giving holidaymakers access to the beach. During the First World War there was also an airfield located nearby, RAF Bacton.

The village and adjoining coastline has extensive sea defenses, erected to prevent further coastal erosion. Part of this sea wall was damaged in the storm surge in December 2013 including damage to homes along the seafront.

Keswick Old Hall is a Grade II country house on Low Road.

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