"CROMER, a parish (formerly a market-town) in the northern division of the hundred of ERPINGHAM, county of NORFOLK, 21 miles (N.) from Norwich, and 130 (N.N.B.) from London, containing 1023 inhabitants. This place, originally of much greater extent, included the town of Shipden, which, with its church and a considerable number of houses forming another parish, was destroyed by an inundation of the sea. . . . The town was formerly inhabited only by a few fishermen, but, from the excellence of its beach, the salubrity of its air, and the beauty of its scenery, it has become a bathing-place of some celebrity . . . the houses are in general badly built and of mean appearance, but those near the sea are commodious and pleasantly situated, and there are several respectable inns for the accommodation of visitors; the inhabitants are amply supplied with water from springs. There are a circulating library and a subscription news-room; and a regatta is annually celebrated. The coast between this place and Yarmouth being extremely dangerous, it has been found necessary to erect within that short distance not less than four lighthouses . . . The living is a vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £9. 4., endowed with £400 royal bounty, and £ 800 parliamentary grant, and in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely. The church, dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, was built in the reign of Henry IV." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]
Cromer is about 10 miles N. of Aylsham.
|SS Peter and Paul, Cromer, Church of England|
|St Martin, Cromer, Church of England|
|St Peter, Shipden-Juxta-Mare, Church of England|
|Two Cemeteries, Cromer, Cemetery|
|Chapel (Hall Rd), Cromer, Wesleyan Reform|
|Methodist Chapel (Chapel St), Cromer, Methodist Free|
|Methodist Church (Holt Rd), Cromer, Methodist|
|Methodist Church (PofWales Rd), Cromer, Methodist|
|Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Cromer, Roman Catholic|
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
- (No author)
- Look at Cromer Parish Church. Visitors' guide to the parish church of St Peter and St Paul.
[ISBN 0863841228, Bessacarr Prints, 1988]
- Rye, Walter
- An account of the churches of St Peter of Shipden and of St Peter and Paul of Cromer, in the county of Norfolk.
[Norwich, Samuel Miller, 1870]
- Cromer and its People
- Description, history, genealogy, etc. This is a link to an archived copy.
- Bartell, Edmund, jun
- Cromer, considered as a watering place: with observations on the picturesque scenery in its neighbourhood.
[London, Printed for J. Taylor, 1806]
- Knights, Mark
- The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sheringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, (1889?)]
- Mannings, John Spelman
- Cromer: a descriptive poem.
[London, J. Ridgway, 1806]
- Stibbons, P.J.R. and Stibbons, Brenda
- A Cromer album: 1860-1914.
[ISBN 0946148120, North Walsham, Poppyland, 1985]
- Ward Lock and Co's illustrated guide books.
- A pictorial and descriptive guide to Cromer, Sheringham, Norwich and North Norfolk: with a special section for motorists. (10th edition revised).
[London, Ward Lock and Co., 1920s]
- Warren, Martin
- Around Cromer.
[Alan Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloustershire, 1990s?]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Cromer to another place.
Cromer is in North Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
- Description of North Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Cromer has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Brooks, Peter
- Coastal towns at war: the story of Cromer and Sheringham in the Second World War.
[ISBN 094614835X, Poppyland, 1988]
- Reid, Andy (Ed.)
- Cromer and Sheringham: the growth of the holiday trade 1877-1914.
[ISBN 0906219205, Norwich, Centre of East Anglian Studies in association with the Norfolk and Norwich Branch of the Historical Association, 1986]
- Rothery, Constance
- The Poppyland Flyer: the story of the railway line from Cromer to North Walsham, 1906-1953: calling at: Cromer Links - Overstrand - Sidestrand Halt -Trimmingham and Paston and Knapton - Mundesley.
[Trimmingham, Norfolk, C. Rothery, 1984]
- Rye, Walter
- Cromer, past and present, or, An attempt to describe the parishes of Shipden and Cromer, and to narrate their history.
[Norwich, Jarrold, 1889]
- Lee, Kitty
- The history of Cromer lifeboats and crews 1935-1945.
[ISBN 0951853007, Cromer, 1991]
- Stibbons, P.J.R. and Malster, Robert
- The Cromer lifeboats 1804-1986.
[ISBN 094614821X, Norfolk, Poppyland Publishing, 1986]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG219422 (Lat/Lon: 52.930896, 1.299818), Cromer which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)