Enjoy quaint rural village life
16 mins to Holt
48 mins to Norwich
A small and pleasant rural village, Gresham is located south west of Cromer.
It has an interesting church with a very organised Victorian remodelled exterior. But once inside, you find it whitewashed and free of any decoration.
The church used to be Anglo Catholic but was ‘persuaded’ to be Protestant by a Consistory Court in the 1940s. The church, with its 14th century chancel, is a magnet for church explorers, because it contains one of the best of the East Anglian seven sacrament fonts series. Needless to say it is also the ancestral home of the Gresham family, founders of Gresham’s School and the Royal Exchange.
Renowned for its award-winning sandy beaches, Banksy’s Great British Spraycation artwork, and its famous Crabs, the scenic coastal town of Cromer boasts impressive views of the medieval church, which has the highest tower in Norfolk. There is also the spectacular Victorian pier, at the end of which is a restaurant and a 500 seat pavilion theatre. Other attractions include a cinema, Amazonia Zoo and the Cromer Museum and Lifeboat Museum. The town has its own railway station with a good service to Norwich and other prime amenities including a hospital, doctors surgery, dental surgery, library and the Royal Cromer Golf Club (18 hole).