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Thursford

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"THURSFORD is a parish and scattered village, 5 miles N.E. by N. of Fakenham, comprising 347 inhabitants, and about 1,400 acres, of which, Sir Charles Chad, Bart., is chief owner, and lord of the manor. His seat, Thursford Hallr of Lynn, who was created a baronet in 1791. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has an ancient square tower with two bells, and is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £8, and consolidated with that of Great Snoring, "  [William White History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, 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

Thursford Marriages 1692-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 6.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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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), Thursford was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Thursford Post Mill
Description and map.
Thursford Museum
Collection of fairground organs.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Thursford is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Thursford 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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Land & Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF984343 (Lat/Lon: 52.869233, 0.946623), Thursford which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law