Our Refurbished Village Sign

     Trimingham Parish, North Norfolk – bordered in blue on the map above.


Trimingham Hall decked out for wedding celebration September 2019



The village of Trimingham sits high up on the eastern branch of the Cromer Ridge, strung for nearly a mile along the old coast road. Its centre point is the ancient and curiously named pilgrim church, the church of St John the Baptist’s Head, opposite which stands the old village hall, the Pilgrim Shelter, with its back to the North Sea, the backdrop to the whole village.

Trimingham is in one sense the sea-view capital of the entire Norfolk coast-line, as its almost uniquely elevated position brings glimpse after glimpse of spectacular vistas across the water. Distant turbines, oil-rigs, a constant traffic of huge sea-going vessels dot the horizon in miniature, framed by the ever-changing colours of the ocean.

Overlooked for many years by tourists heading for the more well known salt-marshes of North-West Norfolk, Trimingham’s popularity as a second-home and holiday destination is on the increase. In addition, the community’s fortunes have been significantly enhanced by the recent completion of a new state-of-the-art village centre, Trimingham Hall, which is sited at the western end of village.

As a community, Trimingham is entering an age of revival, stemming from its deep roots in the maritime past and from the prospect of an exciting future.

Leigh Caudwell

Acknowledgements       We are greatly indebted to the photographer and drone operator Leigh Caudwell for permission to illustrate this site with his pictures. The artist John Bradley has similarly been extremely generous in contributing his extraordinarily detailed pen and ink drawings. We are lucky, too, to have the ornithologist and photographer Mike Lawrence as a major contributor. In addition and above all, we have benefited from the outset from the tireless contribution of our village archivist, Dot Bradley, whose many years of careful collection of Trimingham photographs, memorabilia and the documentation of village life have been placed at our disposal as an evocative backdrop to our website.

In the case of other photographs and articles, we have tried where possible to acknowledge ownership. If, however, we have inadvertently omitted this courtesy, we invite owners to approach us with a view to due acknowledgement via the email address:  info@trimingham.org