Sturston, Norfolk

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Sturston
Sturston is located in Norfolk
Sturston
Sturston
Location within Norfolk
Area7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population0 (2001 Census)
• Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTL880930
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTHETFORD
Postcode districtIP24
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
52°30′09″N 0°46′06″E / 52.50248°N 0.76839°E / 52.50248; 0.76839Coordinates: 52°30′09″N 0°46′06″E / 52.50248°N 0.76839°E / 52.50248; 0.76839

Sturston is a deserted village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated some 7 12 miles (12 km) north of the town of Thetford and 25 miles south-west of the city of Norwich.[1]

The village became deserted when it was taken over by the British Army during the Second World War as part of the Stanford Battle Area, an infantry training area that is still in use today. The village and most of the parish are within a prohibited area and access is not allowed without special permission from the Army.[2]

The civil parish has an area of 7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had no inhabitants. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[3]

References[edit]

  • ^ Ordnance Survey (1999). OS Explorer Map 229 - Thetford in the Brecks. ISBN 0-319-21861-9.
  • ^ Rootsweb.com (1998–2006). Ghost Towns/Deserted Villages of Great Britain. Retrieved February 17, 2006.
  • ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.

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