:"For the place in Romania, formerly called Kelling, see
Câlnic, Gorj."Infobox UK place
region= East of England
static_image_caption = St Marys Kelling Parish Church.
population= 175 (parish, 2001 census)
constituency_westminster= North Norfolk
Kelling (also known as "Lower Kelling") is a village and a
civil parishin the English county of Norfolk. The village is 10.1 miles west of Cromer, 26 miles north of Norwichand 130 miles north-east of London. The village straddles the A149 Coast road between Kings Lynnand Great Yarmouth. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Linewhich runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village lies within the Norfolk Coast AONB( Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast.
Changes in government policy have discontinued management of
coastal erosionin North Norfolk. [http://www.northnorfolk.org/coastal/documents/coastal_planning_leaflet.pdf]
Kelling is a small village (pop 170 in 2004 [http://www.norfolk.gov.uk/consumption/groups/public/documents/general_resources/ncc041970.pdf] ), which had a reputation for smuggling. [Weybourne, Peaceful mirror of a turbulent past: by Peter Brooks, Published by Poppyland Publishing: Page 16, Smugglers and Volunteers: ISBN 0 946148 05 8 ] The village has a reading room, which is now a book shop, gallery and tea-room. There is a small Victorian school house built in 1876 and opened October
1877, [ [http://www.salthousehistory.co.uk/kelling-schoolpic.html kelling school 1900 ] ] still in use as a primary school today on the coastal side of the A149 just opposite the reading room. Today it is attended by 90 [ [http://www.kelling.norfolk.procms.co.uk/pages/viewpage.asp?uniqid=189 Kelling Primary School (TALMOS Gateway): Look at our school ] ] children from the surrounding area. The postal addresses for Kelling are unusual as only 10 of the 37 properties have a number; the rest are known only by the house name [http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/addressfinder?catId=400145] the postcode for the village is NR25 7EL.
Around Kelling are
Kelling Heathand Muckleburgh Hill, two raised areas of outstanding natural beauty. The heaths contain a network of paths, nature trail and views of the surrounding area. Kelling village is 1 km from the coast which is accessed via a road used as a public path (RUPP). The coastline at Kelling along with Weybourneand Salthousewas important as a strategic defence during the Second World War.
Cley next the Sea
* [http://www.btinternet.com/~palmiped/pillboxes/pillboxes.htm WW2 Coastal Defences]
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