Thorpe Marriott

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Marriott's Way passes through the locality close to the village green
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Thorpe Marriott
Thorpe Marriott shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TG165145
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR8
Dialling code 01603
Police Norfolk
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52°41′N1°13′E / 52.68°N 1.21°E / 52.68; 1.21 Coordinates: 52°41′N1°13′E / 52.68°N 1.21°E / 52.68; 1.21

Thorpe Marriott is a residential area in Norfolk, England covering part of Taverham and Drayton parishes. Much of the housing was built in the latter part of the 20th century.

Residential area land use in which housing predominates, as opposed to industrial and commercial areas

A residential area is a land used in which housing predominates, as opposed to industrial and commercial areas. Housing may vary significantly between, and through, residential areas. These include single-family housing, multi-family residential, or mobile homes. Zoning for residential use may permit some services or work opportunities or may totally exclude business and industry. It may permit high density land use or only permit low density uses. Residential zoning usually includes a smaller FAR than business, commercial or industrial/manufacturing zoning. The area may be large or small.

Norfolk County of England

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Taverham a village located in Broadland, United Kingdom

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It enjoys the amenities of both parishes which are easily accessible from the Fakenham road A1047 road. Although lacking its own school and surgery, The Square in Thorpe Marriott holds five shops, Thorpe Marriott village hall, Trinity Ecumenical Church (Methodist & Anglican) and The Otter public house. In support of the community Trinity Church hosts the website below. [1]

Fakenham town in Norfolk, England

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A village hall is a public building in a village used for various community purposes.

Further information of how Thorpe Marriott came into being is found in 'History Matters' on that website. 'Churches Together in Drayton, Taverham & Thorpe Marriott' seeks to bind this late 1980s early '90s community together with its greater diversity of population within the two parishes with their ancient roots.

Thorpe Marriott, though being a relatively small area, is home to over 3,600 families. There are three large parks, which at weekends become home to two different children's football teams.

Marriott's Way

Passing through the development is Marriott's Way, a long distance footpath, bridleway and cycle route which forms part of National Cycle Route 1. [2] The route follows two disused railway lines, and runs between the market town of Aylsham and Norwich. [3]

Marriotts Way long-distance foot, cycle path and bridleway between Norwich and Aylsham

The Marriott's Way is a long-distance footpath, cycle-path and bridleway between Norwich and Aylsham, Norfolk, England. It forms part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) and the red route of Norwich's Pedalways cycle path network. It is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Its total length is 24.6 miles (39.5 km). It has a mixture of surfaces; tarmac, compacted gravel, and earth. The name of the route originates from the chief engineer and manager of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (M&GNJR), William Marriott, who held the position for 41 years.

Rights of way in England and Wales

In England and Wales, other than in the 12 Inner London Boroughs and the City of London, the "right of way" refers to paths on which the public have a legally protected right to pass and re-pass. The law in England and Wales differs from Scots law in that rights of way exist only where they are so designated, whereas in Scotland any route that meets certain conditions is defined as a right of way, and in addition there is a general presumption of access to the countryside. Private rights of way or easements also exist.

National Cycle Route 1 route of the National Cycle Network in the UK

National Cycle Route 1 is a route of the National Cycle Network, running from Dover to Shetland. The 1,695-mile-long (2,728 km) cycle-path is located in the United Kingdom.

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