Burnham Norton

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Burnham Norton
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Burnham Norton St. Margaret
Burnham Norton is located in Norfolk
Burnham Norton
Burnham Norton
Location within Norfolk
Area14.27 km2 (5.51 sq mi)
Population173 (2011)
• Density12/km2 (31/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF829438
Civil parish
  • Burnham Norton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townKING'S LYNN
Postcode districtPE31
AmbulanceEast of England
List of places
52°57′37″N 0°43′18″E / 52.96037°N 0.72162°E / 52.96037; 0.72162Coordinates: 52°57′37″N 0°43′18″E / 52.96037°N 0.72162°E / 52.96037; 0.72162

Burnham Norton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, one of the Burnhams, an adjacent group in the northernmost part of Norfolk, on the A149 some 2 km north of the larger village of Burnham Market, 35 km north-east of King's Lynn and 60 km north-west of Norwich.[1] "Burnham" means "Homestead/village on the River Burn" or perhaps, "hemmed-in land on the River Burn". "Norton", meaning "North farm/settlement", distinguishes it from the other Norfolk Burnhams.[2]


The civil parish has an area of 14.27 km.2 In the 2001 census it had a population of 76 in 37 households.[3] The 2011 census population of 173 was estimated at 156 in 2019.[4]

For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.[5]

The village is located close to the coast, and overlooks the tidal Norton Marshes and Scolt Head Island NNR.

Church of St Margaret[]

The church of Burnham Norton St Margaret is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk, and is a Grade I listed building.[6]

David Jamieson VC is buried in the churchyard, as are Lady Margaret Douglas-Home, who was a great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Richard Woodget, master of the Cutty Sark.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 251 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21887-2.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Parish population 2015". Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ City Population. Retrieved February 2021.
  5. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.
  6. ^ Moore, C.N. St Margaret's Church, Burnham Norton, with notes on its Rectors, the Carmelite Friary and Norton village, Seeley, Wells n.d. but 1978.

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