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Church of All Saints, Thurlton
Thurlton is located in Norfolk
Thurlton shown within Norfolk
Area 5.22 km2 (2.02 sq mi)
Population 779 (2011)
• Density 149/km2 (390/sq mi)
OS grid reference TM418982
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR14
Dialling code 01508
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°31′43″N 1°33′49″E / 52.5287°N 1.56349°E / 52.5287; 1.56349Coordinates: 52°31′43″N 1°33′49″E / 52.5287°N 1.56349°E / 52.5287; 1.56349

The village should not be confused with Thurton which is 6 miles (9½ km) to the west.

Thurlton is a small village in South Norfolk, located 14 miles (22 km) south-east of the city of Norwich, and 9 miles (15 km) west of the Suffolk coastal town of Lowestoft.

Great Goliath Mill

Thurlton is on the edge of the Broadland marshes to the south of the River Yare, and is bordered by Norton Subcourse to the west of the river. The population of the parish at the 2001 census was 720,[1] increasing to 779 at the 2011 Census[2] The area around the village is mainly agricultural[3]

Wind turbine at Thurlton Primary School

Thurlton is home to the Great Goliath Mill, a brick built windmill.[4] The village has basic amenities, including a pub, shop and post office.[3] Thurlton Primary School has about 100 pupils,[5] including a ‘classroom of the future’ extension, complete with a wind turbine.[3][6][7]

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An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches south east to Aldeby with a total population of 2,726.[8]


  1. ^ Parish Profile, South Norfolk District Council. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Thurlton Parish Council. Retrieved 2010-12-18.
  4. ^ "Thurlton towermill". Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Thurlton Primary School profile, Norfolk County Council. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  6. ^ South Norfolk Design Awards 2004, South Norfolk District Council, 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2010-12-19
  7. ^ Classrooms of the future Norfolk County Council. Retrieved 2010-12-19
  8. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 10 September 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Thurlton at Wikimedia Commons