The Village of Martham in Norfolk
A visitors guide to the village of Martham
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.
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.
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