Trimingham.org has been “under construction” for the past few weeks to enable a small team of local people to become familiar with the technique of running a website.
We have decided to go public now so that anyone who wants to can watch the development of the site – and in particular be kept up to date with how the building of the new Village Hall is progressing.
This is an exciting time for our village and we hope that you will share in our project.

If you would like to contribute anything relating to the village, please contact us at info@trimingham.org

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



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 tiny 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, securing a grant from the Big Lottery has significantly enhanced the community’s fortunes by enabling the village to embark on a major building project: a new state-of-the-art Village Hall is currently taking shape at its western end.

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.


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 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