Martham Norfolk
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OS Grid: TG 450180 Approx 3.1m 5.0km From the Coast   View Google Map

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East: 645000
North: 318000
Latitude: 52 42' 14"
Longitude:1 37' 37"
Latitude: 52.703 Select another Norfolk Location: 
Longitude: 1.6269

Martham
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Martham is located within the Norfolk Broads National Park and only three miles from the East Coast of Norfolk. Martham is a large attractive village with houses encircling a village green, many of them thatched with Norfolk reed. On the horizon in the distance can be seen the white wind turbines of West Somerton. 

The village has a post office, a supermarket and a number of pubs, you can take a walk or a drive out to Martham Staithe for a view and a walk along by the River Thurne.

The nearby popular Norfolk Broads, offers boating, beautiful scenery and wildlife. Fifteen miles away is Norwich with its Castle and Cathedral and comprehensive shopping mall including the famous open air market.  For those looking for a visit to the seaside then the charming seaside village of Winterton-on-Sea is under three miles away, or for a livelier resort then try Great Yarmouth with its bright lights, fun-fare and shows.

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In the local church is an unusual inscription regarding a Christopher Burraway who was guilty of incest with his mother, though not intentionally. Alice had a baby by her father called Christopher who left home as a young boy and then returned when he was a man. Christopher met Alice again and neither of them recognised the other. Christopher took her as his mistress and then married her. Later Alice identified her son by a mole on his body and they realised what they had done. The inscription goes along these lines: Here Lies the body of Christopher Burraway, who departed this life 18 day of October, 1730 aged 59 years And their Lies Alice, who by her life was my sister, my mistress, my mother, and my wife. Died February 12, 1729 aged 76 years.