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ID: 7028115
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Holme next the Sea (inhabited place)  Holme next the Sea (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 52 58 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 52.9667  decimal degrees
Long: 000 33 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 0.5500  decimal degrees

Note: Village located near The Wash on the North Norfolk coast, about 1 mile from the sea and 4 miles from Hunstanton. It is likely that it was a trading port for the Romans; the end of the Roman Peddar's Way is here. An archaeological site NE of the village consists of the remains of an oval (possibly religious) structure consisting of 54 posts with a large oak stump in the middle with its roots pointing skywards. The site, popularly known as "Seahenge" was discovered in 1998 and is dated to the early Bronze Age by an axe found nearby. There is also a 600 acre nature reserve and bird observatory run by the Norfolk Naturalists Trust here.

Names:
Holme next the Sea (preferred,C,V,English,U)
Holme next the Sea (British English-P,U,N)
Holme (C,V,English,U)
Holme-next-the-Sea (C,V)  ............ recorded in 1845
Hom (H,V)  ............ recorded in 1086

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United Kingdom (nation)  ........  United Kingdom (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of England (country)  ............  England (country) (P)
Hierarchy of Norfolk (county)  ................  Norfolk (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Holme next the Sea (inhabited place)  ....................  Holme next the Sea (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)
village (C)
coastal settlement (C)
archaeological site (C)
parish (ecclesiastical) (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Holme..........  [VP]
..............  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
..............  NIMA, Geographic Names Database (2000) accessed 11/01
Holme next the Sea..........  [VP Preferred]
...................................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 369
...................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...................................  NIMA, Geographic Names Database (2000) accessed 11/01
Holme-next-the-Sea..........  [VP]
...................................  GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy accessed 11/01
Hom..........  [VP]
...........  Domesday Book (1985) 190
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Domesday Book (1985) 190
..................  Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) 369
..................  GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy accessed 11/01
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -2598902
..................  NIMA, Geographic Names Database (2000) accessed 11/01
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  BBCi [online] (2001) accessed 11/01
..........  Boismier, Timber structure at Holme-next-the-Sea (1998-99) accessed 11/01
..........  Domesday Book (1985) 190

 

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