Bacton, Norfolk

Bacton, Norfolk

Infobox UK place
official_name= Bacton
country= England
region= East of England
shire_district= North Norfolk
shire_county= Norfolk
civil_parish= Bacton

static_image_caption = St Andrew's Church, Bacton
population= 1,130 (parish, 2001 census)
os_grid_reference= TG344337
latitude= 52.85037
longitude= 1.47745
post_town= Norwich
postcode_area= NR
postcode_district= NR 12
constituency_westminster= North Norfolk
london_distance= 139 miles

Bacton is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is on the Norfolk coast, some 20 km south-east of Cromer, 40 km north-west of Great Yarmouth and 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 Bromholm Priory.

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 = | 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 erosion.


External links

* [ Information from Genuki Norfolk] on Bacton.
* [ Norfolk Guide - Bacton]

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