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
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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]

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The village's name means 'Thorn-tree homestead/village'. [2]

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. [3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. [4]

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

Notable landmarks

Notes

  1. Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 250 - Norfolk Coast West. ISBN   0-319-21886-4.
  2. "Key to English Place-names". Key to English Place-names. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  3. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. 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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