Salthouse village in Norfolk, England, UK.
This coastal village is constantly threatened by the sea and
only has a natural, but man-assisted shingle bank to protect it. The beach is very stony
and shelves steeply and suffers with strong tides it is not recommended that you swim
The salt marshes, which begin here and stretch for several
miles westward are home to many rare birds and wildlife. The village consists of flint
houses and farms and the church is so high that it appears to be on top of the roofs. The
gorse-covered heath was a settlement long before the Romans fortified the coast and there
was a burial ground here.
The marshland stretches seaward and when the sea breeches the defences the floods have been devastating. One victim of the floods of 1953 was a spectacular castle-like structure generally known as Randalls Folly, this flood took away much of the beach and the house as well.
In past days Salthouse provided enough salt for domestic needs and was closely associated with Blakeney and Cley.
Salthouse is home to some excellent facilities and is a truly beautiful place to visit
and take a stroll and absorb the atmosphere.
Please visit www.salthousehistory.co.uk for more information.
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