Admiral Sir Ernest Troubridge (1862-1926) See memorial plaque and life story
Samuel Gurney Cresswell (1827-1867) navigator and illustrator, is buried in North Runcton churchyard. Gurney Cresswell was one of the first people to actually traverse the length of the NorthWest Passage (the long sought-for route lying between current day Canada and the Arctic).(more information) and see book list
Henry Bell (1647-1711) architect, designed the Church. Henry Bell belonged to a wealthy merchant family and twice served as Mayor of King's Lynn. He was well educated and had travelled on the Continent. His early works were carried out in Northampton where, in 1676 he met the architect and scientist Robert Hooke. Hooke had collaborated closely with Christopher Wren in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666, and these experiences would have been shared with Bell. In 1683 Bell built the Custom House in King's Lynn and was architect and one of the trustees for the rebuiding of North Runcton Church. Its design reflects the forms used by Wren in the capital, for example St. Mary-at-Hill.
Nevil Maskelyne (1732-1811) astronomer and physicist, was a curate of North Runcton Church. In 1782 he was made curate by Trinity College, Cambridge, patron of the Church. It was at Trinity that Maskelyne had gained his degrees and doctorate of divinity. He was the founder of the Nautical Almanac and he became the fifth Astronomer Royal in 1765, at the age of 32.