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Holme-next-the-Sea is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the north Norfolk coast some 5 km north-east of the seaside resort of Hunstanton, 30 km north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km north-west of the city of Norwich.[1] The civil parish has an area of 8.82 km2 (3.41 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 322 in 177 households,[2] falling to 239 at the 2011 Census.[3] For local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. Its position on the North Sea coast makes it a prime site for migratory birds in autumn. It consequently is home to two adjoining nature reserves, one owned by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the other by the Norfolk Ornithological Association. A pair of black-winged stilts bred at the Wildlife Trust's Holme Dunes [1] in 1987, is raising three young.[4] The eastern end of Hunstanton golf links reach to Holme, and public rights of way mean that birders and golfers have learned to co-exist. It is the meeting point of the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path which together form a National Trail. It is the nearest village to the Bronze Age timber circle site of Seahenge. The Parish Church of St Mary was first mentioned in 1188, but the oldest remaining part of the building is the tower which dates from the 15th century. The main church building was demolished and rebuilt in 1888, although some memorials and an ancient stone font survive from the earlier structure. The church has a peal of five bells which are still rung, the earliest is dated 1677. In the churchyard are the graves of various members of the Nelson family, who lived at Holme House.[5] References[edit]

^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN 0-319-21886-4. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes." ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 28 August 2015.  ^ Boyd, Bill (1987) The Black-winged Stilts at Holme Norfolk Naturalists' Trust reserve Twitching Vol 1 No 6 Pages 148-150 ^ "St. Mary's, Holme-next-the-Sea". www.saxonshorebenefice.co.uk. The Saxon Shore Benefice. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

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Civil parishes of King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Anmer Bagthorpe with Barmer Barton Bendish Barwick Bawsey Bircham Boughton Brancaster Burnham Market Burnham Norton Burnham Overy Burnham Thorpe Castle Acre Castle Rising Choseley Clenchwarton Congham Crimplesham Denver Dersingham Docking Downham Market Downham West East Rudham East Walton East Winch Emneth Feltwell Fincham Flitcham with Appleton Fordham Fring Gayton Great Massingham Grimston Harpley Heacham Hilgay Hillington Hockwold cum Wilton Holme-next-the-Sea Houghton Hunstanton Ingoldisthorpe Leziate Little Massingham Marham Marshland St James Methwold Middleton Nordelph North Creake North Runcton Northwold North Wootton Old Hunstanton Outwell Pentney Ringstead Roydon Runcton Holme Ryston Sandringham Sedgeford Shernborne Shouldham Shouldham Thorpe Snettisham South Creake Southery South Wootton Stanhoe Stoke Ferry Stow Bardolph Stradsett Syderstone Terrington St Clement Terrington St John Thornham Tilney All Saints Tilney St Lawrence Titchwell Tottenhill Upwell Walpole Walpole Cross Keys Walpole Highway Walsoken Watlington Welney Wereham West Acre West Dereham West Rudham West Walton West Winch Wiggenhall St Germans Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen Wimbotsham Wormegay Wretton

See also South Norfolk Great Yarmouth Broadland North Norfolk King's Lynn and West Norfo

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