- Bacton, Norfolk
Infobox UK place
region= East of England
static_image_caption = St Andrew's Church, Bacton
population= 1,130 (parish, 2001 census)
postcode_district= NR 12
constituency_westminster= North Norfolk
london_distance= 139 miles
Bacton is a
villageand civil parishin the English countyof Norfolk. It is on the Norfolk coast, some 20 km south-east of Cromer, 40 km north-west of Great Yarmouthand 30 km north of Norwich. Besides the village of Bacton, the parish includes the nearby settlements of Bacton Green, Broomholm, Keswick and Pollard Street.cite journal | author = Ordnance Survey | date = 2002 | journal = OS Explorer Map | volume = 252 | title = Norfolk Coast East | id = ISBN 0-319-21888-0 ]
Bacton is a minor seaside tourist centre with a sandy beach and several campsites. The UK terminal of the Interconnector gas pipeline is located to the west of the parish, straddling the boundary with the adjoining parish of Paston. In the east of the parish can be found the ruined Cluniac
The civil parish has an area of 9.45 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,130 in 474 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of
North Norfolk.cite web | publisher = Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council | date = 2001 | url = http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/general_resources/ncc017867.xls | format = XLS | title = Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes | accessdate = 2005-12-02 ]
Amenities in the village include public houses, restaurants and takeaway food establishments as well as a small amusement arcade. In addition there are several caravan parks and estates consisting of privately owned holiday chalets, giving holidaymakers access to the beach.
The village and adjoining coastline has extensive sea defences, erected to prevent further coastal
* [http://www.origins.org.uk/genuki/NFK/places/b/bacton/ Information from Genuki Norfolk] on Bacton.
* [http://norfolk-guide.co.uk/2006/bacton-village-and-st-andrews-church/ Norfolk Guide - Bacton]
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