Place:Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England

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NameHolme-next-the-Sea
Alt namesHolmesource: NIMA, Geographic Names Database (2000) accessed 11/01
Holme next the Seasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Homsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.951°N 0.542°E
Located inNorfolk, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Holme-next-the-Sea is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the north Norfolk coast some 5 km north-east of the seaside resort of Hunstanton, 30 km north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km north-west of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of and in the 2001 census had a population of 322 in 177 households. For local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Its position on the North Sea coast makes it a prime site for migratory birds in autumn. It consequently is home to two adjoining nature reserves, one owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the other by the Norfolk Ornithological Association. A pair of black-winged stilts bred at the Wildlife Trust's Holme Dunes [1] in 1987, is raising three young.

The eastern end of Hunstanton golf links reach to Holme, and public rights of way mean that birders and golfers have learned to co-exist. It is the meeting point of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path which together form a National Trail.

It is the nearest village to the Bronze Age timber circle site of Seahenge.

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