Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the charming village of Sedgeford is surrounded by open undulating countryside and has a rich heritage spanning over four thousand years. The village is recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. Part of the church, built of flint and stone, is Anglo-Saxon in origin. Archaeological evidence shows that people have lived in the locality from much earlier times, with remains of Roman villas, pottery and a gold torc from the Iron Age, and many earlier artefacts, like the Neolithic flint tools which are found in fields and gardens.
The Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (SHARP) was established in 1996 to reconstruct the story of human settlement in the parish. This on-going project is one of the largest independent archaeological projects in Britain and is firmly rooted in the local community.
The traditional English country Inn The King William IV is a real asset to the village and is a great place to re-fuel after a long walk along the Peddars Way or a day out cycling part of the National Cycle Route 1 that passes through the village. There is also a playing field with a children’s play area in the village.
There is something to please everyone in this corner of Norfolk; just 4 miles away are the coastal resorts of Heacham and Hunstanton with beautiful sandy beaches, rock pools, colourful cliffs and possibly the most stunning sunsets you will ever see! Snettisham Park Farm and Bircham Windmill are also within easy reach and make for a great family day out. Titchwell Marsh RSPB Nature Reserve is set between the coastal villages of Titchwell and Thornham and is perfect for bird watching. Brancaster is the home of the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club and Burnham Market is a haven for foodies and shopaholics!