Encyclopedia > Hunstanton

  Article Content

Hunstanton

Hunstanton is a large seaside town in Norfolk, England, facing The Wash.

The town is of prehistoric origin. in 1970, evidence of neolithic settlement was found.

St. Edmund's Chapel was built in 1272. The chapel ruins can be seen on top of the cliffs, near the lighthouse.

In 1846, Henry Styleman Le Strange, a local landowner, had the idea to turn Hunstanton into a holiday resort. Many new buildings were built, mostly in warm Norfolk carrstone. After this death, his son took over the idea.

In 1936, Searle's Holiday Centre was opened.

In 1978, the Pier was destroyed by fire.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York

... States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²). 12.7 km² (4.9 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water. ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 36.5 ms