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East Somerton, Norfolk

Historical Description

Somerton, East, a parish in Norfolk, 8½ miles NNW of Yarmouth, and 2 N from Hemsby station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, West Somerton, under Yarmouth; money order office, Winterton; telegraph office, Martham. Acreage, 831; population, 62. Burnley Hall is a pleasant country mansion standing amidst its own gardens, and is the property of the Charsley family. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Winterton. The church is now only an ivy-clad ruin.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishEast Somerton St. Mary 
HundredWest Flegg 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictGreat Yarmouth
Postal districtNR29
Post TownGreat Yarmouth