Thurne

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Thurne
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Thurne Dyke windpump
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Thurne
Location within Norfolk
Area2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population212 (2011)
  Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG402158
Civil parish
  • Thurne
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GREAT YARMOUTH
Postcode district NR29
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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52°41′12″N1°33′09″E / 52.68659°N 1.55256°E / 52.68659; 1.55256 Coordinates: 52°41′12″N1°33′09″E / 52.68659°N 1.55256°E / 52.68659; 1.55256

Thurne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the River Thurne in The Broads, some 18 km (11 mi) west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 20 km (12 mi) east of the city of Norwich. [1]

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

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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).

The civil parish has an area of 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 116 in 54 households, and at the 2011 Census including Ashby with Oby in 94 households had a population of 212. [2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. [3]

Ashby with Oby civil parish in the United Kingdom

Ashby with Oby is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, which is located some 5 kilometres (3 mi) north of Acle and 15 kilometres (9 mi) north-west of Great Yarmouth. The parish largely comprises scattered farms, and is named for the tiny settlements of Ashby and Oby.

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.

The village lies at the end of Thurne Dyke, a popular mooring, not least because of Thurne windpump, which became known locally as Morse's Mill, after the late Bob Morse, [4] who purchased it to prevent it from being sold for scrap. Painted white it is a popular object for photography. There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.

Windpump A windmill for pumping water

A windpump is a type of windmill which is used for pumping water.

Photography Art, science and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation

Photography is the art, application and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film. It is employed in many fields of science, manufacturing, and business, as well as its more direct uses for art, film and video production, recreational purposes, hobby, and mass communication.

Thurne is also home to the well-respected sailing club Theta, [5] which has been accommodated here for over half a century and is now part of the village's character. Free moorings are available for three boats at Thurne mouth. From there it is a short walk to the village, with a large pub, the Lion Inn, and a small shop.

The Weavers' Way, a long-distance footpath, runs through the village.

Weavers Way

For the consumer cooperative in Philadelphia see Weavers Way Co-op

Notes

  1. Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN   0-319-23769-9.
  2. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  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.
  4. Bob Morse (19242007) windmillworld.com
  5. 1945 Theta Sailing Club Retrieved November 30, 2007

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