Flegg is a coastal part of Norfolk, lying to the north of Great Yarmouth in the the area called Broadland or the Broads.It is thought that the name Flegg comes from the Old Danish word flaeg, meaning the place of ‘marsh plants’, particularly reeds. In the Middle Ages the broads were soggy peat diggings in shallow valleys. The rivers Bure (to the south) and Thurne (to the north and west) form the boundaries of Flegg on three sides, and to the East lies the North Sea. If the sea should rise about half a metre, Flegg would become an island. In pre-Norman times, Flegg was divided for taxable reasons into East and West Flegg, the boundary being a small river, now occupied by Trinity Broad, running diagonally, north east to south west, which cuts the Isle of Flegg in two. The land is relatively flat, lowlying, and intensely cultivated, the highests parts being only about 20 metres above sea level.

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