Thorpe Market

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Coordinates: 52°52′30″N 1°19′43″E / 52.8751°N 1.3285°E / 52.8751; 1.3285

Thorpe Market
St Margaret, Thorpe Market, Norfolk - geograph.org.uk - 317320.jpg
St Margaret, Thorpe Market
Thorpe Market is located in Norfolk
Thorpe Market
Thorpe Market
 Thorpe Market shown within Norfolk
Area  5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)
Population 284 (parish, 2001 census)
    - Density  48 /km2 (120 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG240361
    - London  135 miles 
Civil parish Thorpe Market
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Norfolk
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Thorpe Market is a village in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 4.4 miles south of Cromer, and 20.5 miles north of Norwich. The nearest railway station is at Gunton for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International. The village straddles the A149 road from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth.

The Parish Church[edit]

The parish church of Thorpe Market is called St Margaret’s. The present church was built in 1796 on the site of an older mediaeval church. This later church was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings to be erected in the county of Norfolk and was built on the instructions of the first Lord Suffield. The church has an unusual colour scheme inside having pink walls and a blue plaster ceiling. Most of the furnishings are from the late 19th century. There are two screens. The church is part of the ten parishes which are overseen by the Trunch team ministry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8

External links[edit]

Media related to Thorpe Market at Wikimedia Commons