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St Mary, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk.jpg
Saint Mary parish church, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk
Baconsthorpe is located in Norfolk
Baconsthorpe shown within Norfolk
Area5.53 km2 (2.14 sq mi)
Population215 (parish, 2011 census)
• Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG120370
• London130 miles (210 km)
Civil parish
  • Baconsthorpe CP
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHOLT
Postcode districtNR25
Dialling code01263
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°53′23″N 1°09′13″E / 52.88964°N 1.15369°E / 52.88964; 1.15369Coordinates: 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 4 miles (6 km) south-east of Holt, 5 miles (8 km) south of Sheringham and 20 miles (32 km) north of Norwich.[1]

Population and governance[edit]

The civil parish has an area of 5.53 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 232 in 105 households, the population reducing to 215 at the Census 2011.[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[3]


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.[4]


There is a tourist campsite with full amenities at Pitt Farm on The Street, near the west end of the village.[5] Some bed-and-breakfast accommodation and holiday lets are also available. Other facilities and services can be found in the nearby town of Holt.

Notable residents[edit]

In order of birth:


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). "Norfolk Coast East". OS Explorer Map. 252. ISBN 0-319-21888-0.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. 2001. Archived from the original (XLS) on 2017-02-11. Retrieved 2005-12-02.
  4. ^ Stuff, Good. "Church of St Mary, Baconsthorpe, Norfolk". Retrieved 12 October 2017.
  5. ^ Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  6. ^ John Venn, "Brightiffe, Robert", in Alumni Cantabrigienses (Part I, from earliest times to 1751, vol. i Abbas–Cutts; Cambridge University Press, 1922)

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