The Village of Langham in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the inland village of
Langham located just under two miles from the North Norfolk coast. Langham
is a Norfolk village with a strong sense of community where locals sit
swapping yarns in the village inn.
Some years a traditional Olde English Fayre is held in this small village
complete with stilt walkers, jugglers and a band. Gaily coloured
stalls selling anything and everything line the entire high street.
The welcoming Bluebell Inn whose history extends back over four hundred
years, can be found in the main high street, the publicans adopt the moto
'There's no such thing as a stranger - just a friend we've never met'.
During the Second World War there were over two thousand service personnel
stationed at Langham and the inn contains lots of mementoes from that
Langham's high street is lined with
traditional Norfolk cobbled cottages, though the village has no shop so
for the shopping experience visit the lovely Georgian town of Holt, seven
miles inland. The popular coastal villages of Morston and Blakeney with
their regular boat trips to see the colony of four hundred common and grey
seals, both places are less than two miles away.
The famous Langham Glass attraction was once located in the village but it
moved in 2006 to a new location in East Rudham.
Down the road is Stiffkey which clings to
a ledge above the river of the same name, Stiffkey Marsh a continuation of
Morston Marshes contain some of the oldest saltmarsh along this historic
the churchyard at Langham is buried Frederick
Marryat (1792-1848). He was an English naval officer turned novelist who
settled in Langham Norfolk in 1848. One of his novels was The children of
the New Forest published in 1847. This was a historical novel set in the
times of Cromwell and Civil War. Another of his works was The Little
Savages published in 1848 about a young boy and cruel sailor on a deserted
is said that a wife
and her husband who were
visiting the old Airfield at Langham stopped off in the church. Whilst
there the wife came face to face with a ghost of an Airman.
Home Other Norfolk Towns and Villages