In the Region

Surrounding Norwich areas.

About Breckles

Breckles community
Welcome to Norfolk Heritage Explorations – Breckles Breckles is situated some five miles south east of Watton. It comprises some 1560 acres, just over one square mile (Whites 1845). In 1845 it had one ... READ MORE

History of Norwich

Happisburgh Beach Norfolk England
Norwich lies at the heart of rural East Anglia. It was the Anglo-Saxons who first made their homes on gravel terraces beside the River Wensum, and it was from one of their settlements, which bore the name ... READ MORE

About Reepham

Reepham, fourteen miles north-west of Norwich, is one of those attractive Georgian Norfolk towns. It is centred on a south east facing slope of a ridge of land in the heathlands of north Norfolk. The name, ... READ MORE

Breckles Hall

elizabethan manor house
Breccles Hall is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house whose land borders the Breckles churchyard. The Hall retains the old spelling of the village name, Breccles, and also retains all of its ... READ MORE

Breckles of the past

Lady Godiva Statue at Broadgate in the city centre, Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK, Western Europe.
The name Breckles is thought to come from Brec a laes meaning ‘the meadow by newly cleared land’. In the Middle Ages Breckles was actually called Breccles Magna, Great Breccles and had two ... READ MORE

Happisburgh Lighthouse

Happisburgh lighthouse
Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. It was built in 1790, and was originally one of a pair. The tower is 85ft tall ... READ MORE

Breckles of the Future

english church
If current trends continue, it would seem that for all its great past, Breckles is destined to become yet another lost village of Norfolk. Mechanisation and the increasing amount of land under the plough ... READ MORE

Happisburgh Life at Sea

happisburgh - old abandoned fisherman jetty during sunset
Life Saving Coastal communities by definition always have a close relationship with the sea & the lighthouse. Before the coming of railways and modern roads, the majority of goods transported between ... READ MORE

Happisburgh Farming

happisburgh farming
Happisburgh – Farming Stand outside, under the tower of Happisburgh church, and gaze around. You will see the sea, the countryside and the fields. Beyond the cluster of dwellings and gardens, which make up ... READ MORE

Happisburgh – Tourist Information

Bicycle ride
There is much to see and do in Happisburgh, from bird watching to horse riding, from sailing to walking. There are also a number of community activities, sporting clubs and fetes to enjoy. And after a day ... READ MORE