Cromer Norfolk antique print. This antique print, published in 1845, is from ‘Curiosities of Great Britain. England and Wales Delineated. Historical, Entertaining & Commercial, Alphabetically Arranged by Thomas Dugdale, Antiquarian. Assisted by William Burnett.’ (Dugdale was a professional artist, whilst Burnett was a civil engineer by profession.) Together they produced a series of steel engraved prints of English and Welsh architectural and topographical features, together with County Maps.
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. It is 23 miles (37 km) north of the county town of Norwich and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Sheringham on the North Sea coastline. The town is notable as a traditional tourist resort and for the Cromer crab, which forms the major source of income for local fishermen. The motto Gem of the Norfolk Coast is highlighted on the town’s road signs. The town is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The place-name ‘Cromer’ is first found in a will of 1262 and could mean ‘Crows’ mere or lake’. There are other contenders for the derivation, a north country word ‘cromer’ meaning ‘a gap in the cliffs’ or less likely a direct transfer from a Danish placename.