"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]
Thurning includes the hamlet of Cray Mere (or Craymere) Beck.
- 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.
- Church of St Andrew
- Description and pictures.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Thurning to another place.
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.
- Boldero, Joy
- Chronicle of a Norfolk Village - Thurning.
[ISBN 095154781X, Boldero Publications, 1990]
- Sayer, Michael John
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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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)