Recently I received some very interesting information on the above-mentioned village from good friends, Nick Pownall and his wife Joyce of Gt.Yarmouth.

Nick quotes from an 1866 book “Gt. Yarmouth and Lowerstoft” by John Greaves Nall. It is a comprehensive guide to the area seen through the eyes of a very eruditeVictorian and dedicated to C.J. Palmer (of Perlustrations)

Part of section titled Corton-“ in 1812 a portion of the cliff was washed away by a violent storm laying bare a stratum of oak plank in regular layers several feet in thickness and extending more than 200 yards in length. Fossil elephant bones, Vertebrae of large fish and bones of the Mammoth have been frequently discovered embedded in clay in various parts of the parish and their perfect condition, not rolled or worn by the action of the water, would seem to indicate that these animals lived and died on the spot where their remains are found. Eastward of Corton lay the village of Newton, now entirely destroyed by the sea, with the exception of a small piece of land, which retains the name of Newton Green.

The crowded remains of the dead dug up in this churchyard from time to time seem to indicate a resident population much larger in past centuries than the present.

 

 

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