You could be forgiven for not knowing anything about Egmere, one of Norfolk’s ‘lost villages’, villages that had ceased to exist by the end of the middle ages. Today it is a hamlet, with around a dozen or so dwellings. The impressive church, which dates from the early 14th century, is in ruins, although the tower still stands full height.
It lies about a third of a mile from the hamlet, both of which are surrounded by rolling farm land owned by The Holkham Estate, which until recently owned most of the dwellings. They had been built around 1873 as farm labourers’ cottages and were extended at a later date.