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"THURTON, 7½ miles S.E. of Norwich, has in its parish 246 souls, and 748A. of land, belonging to several owners. Sir W. B. Procter is lord of the manor, impropriator, and patron of the CHURCH (St. Ethelbert,)  . . . The living is a perpertual curacy, valued in 1831 at £70, and enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Hobson, B.D. of Sisland. It was augmented from 1767 to 1824, with £1,000 of Q.A.B.  " [William WhiteHistory, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Thurton is about 6 miles from Thurlton.



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Church Directories

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

Church History

Church of St Ethelbert
Description and pictures.
Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
See Hellington

Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Thurton Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Thurton is in Loddon Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.