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Thurning

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"THURNING, or Thirning, is a parish of scattered houses, 6 miles S. of Holt, and 4½ miles N. of Reepham, containing 166 souls, and 1594A. 1R. 19P. of land. W.E.L. Bulwer, Esq., is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Lord Hastings, J. Richardson, Esq., and James Gay, Esq. The latter is seated at the Hall,  . . . CRIMES BECK gives name to a small hamlet, on the north side of the parish. The Church (St. Andrew) was new roofed about 18 years ago. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7, has 18 acres of glebe, a good residence, rebuilt in 1832, and a yearly rent of £370, awarded in 1839, in lieu of tithes. The patronage is in Christ College, Cambridge, and the Rev. Henry Wm. Blake is the incumbent. " [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Thurning includes the hamlet of Cray Mere (or Craymere) Beck.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Thurning was in Aylsham Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Thurning Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Thurning Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Thurning is in Eynsford Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Thurning has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Boldero, Joy
Chronicle of a Norfolk Village - Thurning.
[ISBN 095154781X, Boldero Publications, 1990]
Sayer, Michael John
Thurning.
[1980]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG080290 (Lat/Lon: 52.81839, 1.085305), Thurning which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law