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The place-name 'Cromer' is first found in a will of 1262 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.
It is reasonable to assume that the present site of Cromer, around the parish church of Saints Peter and Paul, is what was in 1337 called Shipden-juxta-Felbrigg, and by the end of the 14th century known as Cromer.
Close to the town's pier the RNLI Henry Blogg Museum is housed inside the early 21st century Rocket House.
He named the stretch of coastline, particularly the Overstrand and Sidestrand area, "Poppyland", and the combination of the railway and his writing in the national press brought many visitors.
The name "Poppyland" referred to the numerous poppies which grew (and still grow) at the roadside and in meadows.
Cromer Museum opened in 1978 and is housed in a former fisherman's cottage adjacent to the parish church on Church Street.
The museum managed by Norfolk County Council contain items relating to the history of Cromer, including paintings and Poppyland china.