Thompson, Norfolk

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St Martins Church Thompson.JPG
St Martin's Church, Thompson
Thompson is located in Norfolk
 Thompson shown within Norfolk
Area  9.20 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population 341 (2001 census)
   – density  37/km2 (96/sq mi)
OS grid reference TL923965
Civil parish Thompson, Norfolk
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town THETFORD
Postcode district IP24
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°31′59″N 0°50′07″E / 52.53317°N 0.83521°E / 52.53317; 0.83521

Thompson is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 9.20 km2 (3.55 sq mi) and had a population of 341 in 147 households at the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

Thompson is a relatively secluded village in Norfolk, England, located amongst acres of woodland, the nearest town being Watton.

In this region the name Thompson is believed to have Danish origins, as it was part of the Danelaw after centuries of invasion. The village is recorded in the 11th-century Domesday Book as Tomesteda and Tomestuna.


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

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