Great Yarmouth (borough)

Great Yarmouth (borough)

The Borough of Great Yarmouth is a local government district with borough status in Norfolk, England. It is named after its main town, Great Yarmouth.


The borough was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former county borough of Great Yarmouth, along with part of Blofield and Flegg Rural District, and also part of the Lothingland Rural District in East Suffolk.

The amendment to include five parishes from Lothingland RD in Norfolk was made by Anthony Fell, MP for Great Yarmouth, at committee stage. [Hansard, 6 July 1972, column 1107]


The borough comprises the urban area of Great Yarmouth itself, together with 21 surrounding parishes. At the time of the 2001 census, the borough had an area of 182 km², of which 26 km² was in the urban area and 156 km² in the surrounding parishes. The borough had a population of 90,810 in 39,380 households, with 47,288 people in 21,007 households living in the urban area, whilst 43,522 people in 18,373 households lived in the surrounding parishes. [Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). " [ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes] ". Retrieved December 2, 2005.]


Besides Great Yarmouth itself, other significant settlements in the borough include:

*Bastwick, Belton, Bradwell, Browston Green, Burgh Castle, Burgh St Margaret
*Caister-on-Sea, California
*East Somerton
*Filby, Fleggburgh, Fritton
*Gorleston on Sea
*Hemsby, Hopton-on-Sea
*Martham, Mautby
*Ormesby St. Margaret, Ormesby St. Michael
*Repps, Rollesby
*St. Olaves, Scratby, Stokesby
*West Somerton, Winterton-on-Sea


The urban area of Great Yarmouth itself is unparished. The remainder of the district comprises the following civil parishes:

*Ashby with Oby
*Belton with Browston †, Bradwell †, Burgh Castle
*Filby, Fleggburgh with Billockby & Clippesby, Fritton and St. Olaves
*Hemsby, Hopton-on-Sea
*Martham, Mautby
*Ormesby St. Margaret with Scratby, Ormesby St. Michael
*Repps with Bastwick, Rollesby
*Somerton, Stokesby with Herringby
*West Caister, Winterton-on-Sea

† formerly part of Lothingland Rural District

ee also

*Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour


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