Thorpe Market

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Thorpe Market
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St Margaret, Thorpe Market
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Thorpe Market
Location within Norfolk
Area5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population289 (parish, 2011 census) [1]
  Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG240361
  London 135 miles
Civil parish
  • Thorpe Market
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
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Norfolk
52°52′30″N1°19′43″E / 52.8751°N 1.3285°E / 52.8751; 1.3285 Coordinates: 52°52′30″N1°19′43″E / 52.8751°N 1.3285°E / 52.8751; 1.3285

Thorpe Market is a village in the English county of Norfolk. [2] The village is 4.4 miles south of Cromer, and 20.5 miles north of Norwich. The nearest railway station is at Gunton for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International. The village straddles the A149 road from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth.

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The villages name means 'Outlying farm/settlement with a market'. [3]

The Parish Church

The parish church of Thorpe Market is called St Margaret’s. The present church was built in 1796 on the site of an older mediaeval church. This later church was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings to be erected in the county of Norfolk and was built on the instructions of the first Lord Suffield. The church has an unusual colour scheme inside having pink walls and a blue plaster ceiling. Most of the furnishings are from the late 19th century. There are two screens. The church is part of the ten parishes which are overseen by the Trunch team ministry.

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References

  1. "Parish population 2011" . Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN   978-0-319-46726-8
  3. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Thorpe%20Market

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