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
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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]

The village's name means 'Thorn-bush'. [2]

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, had a population of 212 in 94 households. [3] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth. [4]

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, Bob Morse, [5] who purchased it to prevent it from being sold for scrap. It is a popular object for photography, after being painted white. There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.

Thurne is also home to the well-respected sailing club Theta, [6] 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.

Notes

  1. Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN   0-319-23769-9.
  2. "Key to English Place-names".
  3. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  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 2 December 2005.
  5. Bob Morse (19242007) windmillworld.com
  6. 1945 Theta Sailing Club Retrieved 30 November 2007

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