Thompson, Norfolk

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Thompson
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Thompson
Location within Norfolk
Area9.20 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population343 (2011 census) [1]
  Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
OS grid reference TL923965
Civil parish
  • Thompson, Norfolk
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP24
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
Website http://www.thompsonvillage.org.uk/
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52°31′59″N0°50′07″E / 52.53317°N 0.83521°E / 52.53317; 0.83521 Coordinates: 52°31′59″N0°50′07″E / 52.53317°N 0.83521°E / 52.53317; 0.83521

Thompson is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 9.20 km2 (3.55 sq mi) and including Tottington had a population of 341 in 147 households at the 2001 census, [2] increasing to a population of 343 in 155 households at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

Civil parish Territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England

In England, a civil parish is a type of administrative parish used for local government, they are a territorial designation which is the lowest tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. Civil parishes can trace their origin to the ancient system of ecclesiastical parishes which historically played a role in both civil and ecclesiastical administration; civil and religious parishes were formally split into two types in the 19th century and are now entirely separate. The unit was devised and rolled out across England in the 1860s.

Norfolk County of England

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the north-west, The Wash. The county town is Norwich. With an area of 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2) and a population of 859,400, Norfolk is a largely rural county with a population density of 401 per square mile. Of the county's population, 40% live in four major built up areas: Norwich (213,000), Great Yarmouth (63,000), King's Lynn (46,000) and Thetford (25,000).

Tottington, Norfolk village in the United Kingdom

Tottington is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 6.2 miles (10.0 km) north of the town of Thetford and 25 miles (40 km) south-west of the city of Norwich. Any population at the 2011 Census was included in the civil parish of Thompson.

Thompson is a relatively secluded village in Norfolk, England, located amongst acres of woodland, the nearest town being Watton.

Watton, Norfolk market town in the district of Breckland within the English county of Norfolk

Watton is a market town in the district of Breckland within the English county of Norfolk. The A1075 Dereham-Thetford road and the B1108 Brandon-Norwich Road meet at a crossroads here, where the town developed, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Norwich.

In this region the name Thompson is believed to have Danish origins, as it was part of the Danelaw after centuries of invasion. The village is recorded in the 11th-century Domesday Book as Tomesteda and Tomestuna.

Danelaw Historical name given to part of England ruled by the Danes

The Danelaw, as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, is a historical name given to the part of England in which the laws of the Danes held sway and dominated those of the Anglo-Saxons. Danelaw contrasts with West Saxon law and Mercian law. The term is first recorded in the early 11th century as Dena lage. Modern historians have extended the term to a geographical designation. The areas that constituted the Danelaw lie in northern and eastern England.

Domesday Book 11th-century survey of landholding in England as well as the surviving manuscripts of the survey

Domesday Book is a manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of King William the Conqueror. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle states:

Then, at the midwinter [1085], was the king in Gloucester with his council .... After this had the king a large meeting, and very deep consultation with his council, about this land; how it was occupied, and by what sort of men. Then sent he his men over all England into each shire; commissioning them to find out "How many hundreds of hides were in the shire, what land the king himself had, and what stock upon the land; or, what dues he ought to have by the year from the shire."

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References

  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine . Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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