Place:Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Norfolk, England

NameOrmesby St. Margaret with Scratby
Alt namesOrmesby St. Margaretsource: the ecclesiastical parish
Ormsby-St. Margaretsource: FamilySearch Catalog
Ormesby-St. Margaret with Scratby
Ormesby Saint Margaret
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.675°N 1.682°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoEast Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

GENUKI states: Ormesby St Margaret is about 6 miles north-northwest of Great Yarmouth. It is also called Great Ormesby, and includes the hamlet of Scratby.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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 1.2 mi (1.9 km) apart, and they are situated about 6.2 mi (10.0 km) north of the town of Great Yarmouth and 19 mi (31 km) east of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of 4.5 mi (7.2 km) and in the 2001 census had a population of 4,021 in 1,680 households, the population reducing to 3,974 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Great Yarmouth.

Ormesby St Margaret is a separate parish from the that of Ormesby St. Michael, which lies some 2 mi (3.2 km) to the west.

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.

The ecclesiastical parish is named Ormesby St. Margaret. For WeRelate purposes it is synonomous with Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby.

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