Cromer, Norfolk

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Cromer is a town in Norfolk

Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Cromer within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Cromer in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Cromer.-- small town and coast par. with ry. sta., N. Norfolk, 20 miles N. of Norwich and 137 miles NE. of London, 1001 ac., pop. 1597; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; has a splendid beach of firm sands, and is much frequented in the bathing season. Fishing is prosecuted, and a small coasting trade is carried on -- coals, timber, tiles, oil-cake, and other goods being exported; but the encroachments of the sea, by forming shoals, render the bay so dangerous to navigation that it is called the "Devil's Throat." Near the cliff is a lighthouse, with revolving light 274 ft. above high water and seen 23 m. is a Good Stuff website.