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Sedgeford

(approx 30% within the AONB)
The village lies a few mile east of the A149 between King's Lynn and Hunstanton.

Village website: http://www.sedgeford.org.uk
 

 By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

Sedgeford has a reputation for being one of the friendliest villages in Norfolk. The village is just minutes away from the sea and some of the most stunning beaches in the UK. Sedgeford is surrounded by open undulating countryside, is rich in history and a great place to visit.


Sedgefords river valley setting was attractive to very early human settlement and the village is steeped in history and prehistory. It was described in the Domesday Book, its church dates back to Saxon times and it is crossed by two ancient roads: the prehistoric Icknield Way and the Roman Peddars Way.

More recently it had a railway station on the branch line running from Heacham to Wells-next-the-Sea and an airfield, built as part of the defence against First World War Zeppelin airship raids and serving as a dummy airfield in World War II to draw enemy aircraft away from nearby real bases.

All this made the village ideal as a place in which archaeologists and historians could research, on a long-term basis, the evolution of a typical English parish from earliest times right through to the present. Thus in 1996 the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project was born, a mix of volunteer professional field archaeologists and historians and amateur enthusiasts of all ages.

Information provided for Norfolk Coast Guardian article from SHARP visit http://www.sharp.org.uk to find out more.