Place:Gorleston, Norfolk, England

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NameGorleston
Alt namesGorleston on Seasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-63
Gorleston-on-Seasource: Wikipedia
Gorlestunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 189
TypeTown
Coordinates52.6°N 1.717°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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Gorleston-on-Sea, also known colloquially as Gorleston, is a settlement in Norfolk, England, forming part of the larger town of Great Yarmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Yare it was a port town at the time of the Domesday Book. The port then became a centre of fishing for herring along with salt-pans used for the production of salt to preserve the fish. In Edwardian times the fishing industry rapidly declined and its role changed to that of a seaside resort.

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