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Thuxton
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Post town DEREHAM
Postcode district NR
Dialling code 01362
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Coordinates: 52°37′N1°00′E / 52.617°N 1.000°E / 52.617; 1.000

Thuxton is a small village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton, in the English county of Norfolk, six miles north west of Wymondham and five miles south east of Dereham. In 1931 the parish had a population of 83. [1] The village retains a church, St Paul's, which has a monthly service and special events. [2] On the 1st of April 1935 the parish was merged with Thuxton to form "Garveston", [3] later the parish was renamed to "Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton". [4]

Civil parish Territorial designation and lowest tier of local government in England

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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).

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Thuxton church, 2009 Thuxton church.jpg
Thuxton church, 2009

The village is located just off the B1135 Wymondham to Dereham road, and is served by a station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway heritage line. [5] The railway station waiting rooms have been converted into holiday accommodation [6]

Thuxton railway station

Thuxton is a railway station in the village of Thuxton in the English county of Norfolk. The station is served by heritage services operated by the Mid-Norfolk Railway on the line from Dereham to Wymondham.

Mid-Norfolk Railway heritage railway in Norfolk, England

The Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR) is a 15-mile (24 km) preserved standard gauge heritage railway, one of the longest in Great Britain. Preservation efforts began in 1974, but the line re-opened to passengers only in the mid-1990s as part of the "New Generation" of heritage railways.

Thuxton is also listed as a deserted medieval linear village, with twenty-nine tofts having been located. [7]

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Notes

  1. "Population Statistics Thuxton AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. St. Paul's church
  3. "Relationships and changes Garveston AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  4. "Parish name change Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England . Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. Norfolk Villages - Thuxton
  6. Holiday Cottages - Thuxton station
  7. Deserted Medieval Village

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