The Town of Burnham Overy in Norfolk
A visitors guide to Burnham Overy Town
located in the North West of Norfolk. Burnham Overy parish includes the
larger village of Burnham Overy Town and the smaller coastal village of
Burnham Overy Staithe. Both places are approached along the coastal
A149 road through fields of cornfields and extensive views out to the
marshes and mudflats and dunes.
Burnham Overy Staithe is a small coastal village with salt marshes and
channels out to the ocean, which are only navigable to small
vessels. The area around here has been designated as a place of
outstanding natural beauty.
Nearby Burnham Market has an attractive range of unusual shops gathered
around its village green. Inland is the village of North Creake
where on its outskirts are to be found the remains of Creake Abbey,
founded in about 1206, by Sir Robert de Narford. Under a mile away you
will find Burnham Thorpe where Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson was born.
Unfortunately, Nelsons birthplace was demolished just after his father's
death and replaced by the present rectory, now only a roadside plaque
marks the place where the old rectory stood and where Nelson grew up.
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