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St Mary, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk.jpg
Saint Mary parish church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk
Baconsthorpe is located in Norfolk
 Baconsthorpe shown within Norfolk
Area  5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population 232 (parish, 2001 census)
   – density  42/km2 (110/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG120370
   – London  130 miles (210 km) 
Civil parish Baconsthorpe CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLT
Postcode district NR25
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
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Coordinates: 52°53′23″N 1°09′13″E / 52.88964°N 1.15369°E / 52.88964; 1.15369

Baconsthorpe is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is 6 km south-east of Holt, 8 km south of Sheringham and 32 km north of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 5.53 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 232 in 105 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

The ruins of the 15th-century Baconsthorpe Castle lie about one mile (1.6 km) to the north of the village. The medieval Anglican church of St Mary was restored in 1868 and 1958. It contains interesting monuments from the 15th-18th centuries and some 16th-century glass saved from the castle.[3]

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  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). "Norfolk Coast East". OS Explorer Map 252. ISBN 0-319-21888-0. 
  2. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes" (XLS). Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Retrieved 2005-12-02. 
  3. ^ [1] Retrieved 22 August 2010.

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