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Map of Old Hunstanton

Old Hunstanton

(approx 70% of parish within AONB)
The village lies just to the North East of Hunstanton on the A149.

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 By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

Old Hunstanton is a coastal village at the furthest tip of North-West Norfolk, standing at the western end of the Cromer Ridge and looks out over the entrance to the Wash.

Less than a mile to the east of the Parish boundary is the Roman road, Peddars Way, and it is not surprising that, with a Roman fort a few miles away at Brancaster, a Roman stone-built farmstead prospered near the spring at the bottom of Waterworks Road.

Once the LEstrange family became lords of the manor in the twelfth century, the fortunes of the village became intimately involved with theirs. Men from the village were probably involved in providing part of the garrison at the nearby castle of Rising.

The LEstrange domain was very unusual in that it extended out to sea as far as a horseman could ride at the lowest tide and throw a spear. This is commemorated in the village sign, which shows such a horseman in front of Hunstanton Hall.