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Map of Trimingham

Trimingham

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The village is 5.9 miles north of North Walsham and 6.3 miles east of Cromer on the B1159 coastal road between Cromer and Mundesley.

Parish Council website: http://triminghamparishcouncil.co.uk

 By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

The spireless parish church of Trimingham is called St John the Baptist's Head. This strange dedication to John the Baptists head dates from the medieval period. During this time a life size alabaster head of the saint was kept at the church and pilgrims in this country came to the church to the shrine alter, rather than make the journey to Amiens Cathedral were a relic said to be the real head of John the Baptist was kept.

Illustration for Trimingham

The cliff face at Trimingham has the youngest chalk in the United Kingdom and it is possible to collect shells, bivalves, crinoids and oysters from here. The cliffs at Trimingham are suffering badly from coastal erosion.