Jane Austen’s Cromer
Jane Austen wrote, giving the words to Mr Woodhouse in Emma that his daughter Isabella, “Should have gone to Cromer . . . the best of all the sea bathing places. A fine open sea and very pure air”.
I cannot find that Jane Austen ever visited Cromer, although she did visit Lyme Regis and Weymouth. If she did visit, or whoever told her of the virtues of the town would have seen these buildings newly built. This is Brunswick Terrace which leads to The Crescent, together a row of Georgian Houses with what I consider to be the best view of the sea. Below them on the sea front is the newly restored Bath House, which as its name suggests was built to be convenient for the sea bathing.
Posted on 10/23/2007 9:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax