Sturston, Norfolk

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Sturston is located in Norfolk
Sturston shown within Norfolk
Area 7.81 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population 0 (2001 Census)
• Density 0/km2 (0/sq mi)
OS grid reference TL880930
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
NorfolkCoordinates: 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 7.5 miles 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 and in the 2001 census had no inhabitants. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Breckland.[3]


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