Thornham, Norfolk

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Thornham
Location within Norfolk
Area13.47 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population496 (2011)
  Density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF 733 434
Civil parish
  • Thornham, Norfolk
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HUNSTANTON
Postcode district PE36
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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52°57′36″N0°34′43″E / 52.95997°N 0.57864°E / 52.95997; 0.57864 Coordinates: 52°57′36″N0°34′43″E / 52.95997°N 0.57864°E / 52.95997; 0.57864

Thornham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated on the north Norfolk coast some 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) north-east of the seaside resort of Hunstanton, 30 km (19 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich. [1]

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.

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The civil parish has an area of 13.47 km2 (5.20 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 478 in 249 households, including Titchwell and increasing to 496 at the 2011 Census. [2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. [3]

Titchwell village in the United Kingdom

Titchwell is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is situated on the north Norfolk coast some 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the village of Brancaster, 9 km (5.6 mi) north-east of the seaside resort of Hunstanton, 30 km (19 mi) north of the town of King's Lynn and 70 km (43 mi) north-west of the city of Norwich.

Non-metropolitan district Type of local government district in England

Non-metropolitan districts, or colloquially "shire districts", are a type of local government district in England. As created, they are sub-divisions of non-metropolitan counties in a two-tier arrangement.

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough in England

King's Lynn and West Norfolk is a local government district and borough in Norfolk, England. Its council is based in the town of King's Lynn. The population of the Local Authority at the 2011 Census was 147,451.

HMS Thornham, a Ham class minesweeper, was named after the village. The ship's bell hangs in All Saints' Church.

Notable landmarks

The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham

The Lifeboat Inn is a public house and inn in Ship Lane, Thornham, Norfolk, England. It lies near the wooded grounds of Thornham Manor. The white-painted pub was originally built in the 16th century and was a smuggler's ale house. It consists of two main buildings; the main inn having 13 double rooms, with the other being the Old Coach House which has 9 rooms.

Notes

  1. Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN   0-319-21886-4.
  2. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  3. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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