Place:Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk, England


NameOrmesby St. Margaret
Alt namesOrbesleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Ormesbeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Ormesbeysource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Ormesbysource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Osmesbeisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Ormesby Saint Margaretsource: long form
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates52.6731°N 1.6902°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is made up of the inland village of Ormesby St Margaret and the adjacent seaside resorts of Scratby and California. The villages are some apart, and they are situated about north of the town of Great Yarmouth and east of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of and in the 2001 census had a population of 4,021 in 1,680 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.

Ormesby St Margaret is separate from the village of Ormesby St Michael, which lies some to the west.

Great Ormesby railway station was once located here on the line between Great Yarmouth and Melton Constable. It is now closed.

California owes its name to the discovery of some 16th-century gold coins on the beach in 1848, at a time when the California gold rush had captured the attention of the world.

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