Sheringham View, Sheringham, Norfolk
 
 

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The Delightful town of Sheringham
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The current town of Sheringham was once Lower Sheringham, a fishing station for the main village, now known as Upper Sheringham. It is a railway town that was developed with the coming of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway line in the late 19th century.

Most of Sheringham's pleasant range of buildings and shops come from this period and the early 20th century. It has a particularly interesting range of buildings using flint, not normally in the traditional Norfolk style but in a variety of techniques.

The Sheringham Steam Railway
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The town has no harbour, so the lifeboat has to be launched by tractor, and the fishing boats are hauled up the beach. An old sail-powered lifeboat is preserved in the former lifeboat shed and three other RNLI lifeboats are kept in another centre.

The railway line to Cromer and Norwich remains open as the Bittern Line.

The Beach
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Beyond Sheringham, the line has been preserved as the North Norfolk Railway as far as Holt, and reminds us of the importance of the railway in the development of the town we know today.

In 1811, the Sheringham Estate was bought by Abbot and Charlotte Upcher. The Hall is still privately occupied, but Sheringham Park is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors. Sheringham nestles under the nearby hill of Beeston Bump.

The Bump can be climbed using the ‘Peddars Way and North Norfolk Coastal Path’ from either the East or West and is well worth the climb. From the top wonderful views of Sheringham, Beeston Regis and the surrounding land and sea can be enjoyed. Sheringham is also home to the Sheringham Little Theatre.

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