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Thurne Dyke Wind Pump.jpg
Thurne Dyke windpump
Thurne is located in Norfolk
Thurne shown within Norfolk
Area2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population212 (2011)
• Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG402158
Civil parish
  • Thurne
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR29
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°41′12″N 1°33′09″E / 52.68659°N 1.55256°E / 52.68659; 1.55256Coordinates: 52°41′12″N 1°33′09″E / 52.68659°N 1.55256°E / 52.68659; 1.55256

Thurne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the River Thurne in The Broads, some 18 km (11 mi) west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 20 km (12 mi) east of the city of Norwich.[1]

The civil parish has an area of 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi) and in the 2001 census had a population of 116 in 54 households, and at the 2011 Census including Ashby with Oby in 94 households had a population of 212..[2] For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of Great Yarmouth.[3]

The village lies at the end of Thurne Dyke, a popular mooring, not least because of Thurne windpump, which became known locally as Morse's Mill, after the late Bob Morse,[4] who purchased it to prevent it from being sold for scrap. Painted white it is a popular object for photography. There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.

Thurne is also home to the well-respected sailing club Theta,[5] which has been accommodated here for over half a century and is now part of the village's character. Free moorings are available for three boats at Thurne mouth. From there it is a short walk to the village, with a large pub, the Lion Inn, and a small shop.

The Weavers' Way, a long-distance footpath, runs through the village.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  4. ^ Bob Morse (1924–2007)
  5. ^ 1945 Theta Sailing Club Retrieved November 30, 2007

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