Place:Bacton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesBacton Greensource: settlement in parish
Bromholmsource: settlement in parish
Keswick (by Bacton)source: settlement in parish
Pollard Streetsource: settlement in parish
Baketunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 186
Coordinates52.835°N 1.474°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoTunstead Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Smallburgh Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1894-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is another much larger place named Keswick (near Norwich) in central Norfolk.

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Bacton is a village and and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is on the North Sea coast, some 20 km southeast of Cromer, 40 km northwest 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 (by Bacton) and Pollard Street. It also includes Edingthorpe, which was added to Bacton civil parish under the County of Norfolk Review Order, 1935.

The civil parish has an area of 9.45 km² and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 1,130 in 474 households the population increasing to 1,194 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of North Norfolk.

The seaside village is located on the North Norfolk coast between Mundesley and Walcott, Norfolk.

In the east of the parish can be found the ruined Cluniac Bromholm Priory. During the First World War there was an airfield located nearby, RAF Bacton.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bacton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1871-72:

"BACTON, a parish in Tunstead [registration] district, Norfolk; on the coast, 4½ miles NE of North Walsham [railway] station, and 19 NNE of Norwich. It includes the hamlets of Bacton Green, Bromholm, and Keswick; and has a post office under Norwich. Acres: 1,770; of which 170 are water. Real property: £3,058. Population: 490. Houses: 129. The property is subdivided. Considerable encroachments have recently been made by the sea. A church formerly stood at Keswick, but has been completely washed away. Ruins of a Cluniac-priory, founded in 1113 by Baxton de Glanville, stand at Bromholm. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £263. Patron: the Earl of Kimbersley. The church is an ancient structure, with a square tower; has a good font; and is in good condition. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and a coastguard station."

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