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Holme next the Sea

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"HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA is a parish and small village, betwixt Hunstanton and Brancaster Bay, 9 miles W. of Burnham-Market, containing 280 inhabitants, and 1,197 acres of land, lying in several manors, viz:- Hunstanton-with-Mustrells, Ringstead-with-Holme, and Northwall, otherwise Barnards, of which Hy. L'Estrange Styleman Le Strange, Esq., is lord; and Holkham, Berry's, and Hoods, of which the Rev. Chas. Palmer is lord, and has a neat mansion here; as also has Mr. Matthew Thurlow Nelson. The CHURCH (Virgin Mary,) has a large square tower, built by Henry Notynham, an itinerant judge, in the reign of Henry IV. It has been much larger, the nave being rebuilt on a smaller scale, in 1778. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6 13s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Thornham. It has about 22 acres of glebe, and was augmented, in 1762, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty. The Rev. Chas. Sutton, D.D., has been incumbent since 1794, and the Bishop of Norwich is the patron." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paul Beesley]

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Holme-next-the-Sea is about 3 miles N.E. of Hunstanton.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, 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 the Virgin Mary.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description, history and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Description, history and pictures.
Bryant, Thomas Hugh
St Mary the Virgin, Holme-next-the-Sea
(from notes by Thomas Nelson).
[Reprinted from The Norwich Mercury, 1906 (6 and 13 October)]
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Church Records

Marriages 1705-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Holme next the Sea is in Smithdon Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Smithdon Hundred
Description of Smithdon Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Holme next the Sea has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Our Village in 1951
Holme-next-the-Sea, Past and Present.
By the Headmaster and Pupils of the Village School.
School, church, names, maps, occupations, etc.
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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Holme-next-the-Sea Inclosure Act, 1820.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Holme next the Sea, in the county of Norfolk.
[London, Dorington and Son, 1820]
Village Map with Field Names
From "Our Village in 1951".

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF705435 (Lat/Lon: 52.961565, 0.536355), Holme next the Sea which are provided by:

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Schools

Holme-next-the-Sea Village School
History and description. From "Our Village in 1951".