Thuxton

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Thuxton
Thuxton is located in Norfolk
Thuxton
Thuxton
Location within Norfolk
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR
Dialling code01362
PoliceNorfolk
FireNorfolk
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Norfolk
Coordinates: 52°37′N 1°00′E / 52.617°N 1.000°E / 52.617; 1.000

Thuxton is a small village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton, in the English county of Norfolk, six miles north west of Wymondham and five miles south east of Dereham. In 1931 the parish had a population of 83.[1] The village retains a church, St Paul's, which has a monthly service and special events.[2] On the 1st of April 1935 the parish was merged with Thuxton to form "Garveston",[3] later the parish was renamed to "Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton".[4]

Thuxton church, 2009

The village is located just off the B1135 Wymondham to Dereham road, and is served by a station on the Mid-Norfolk Railway heritage line.[5] The railway station waiting rooms have been converted into holiday accommodation[6]

Thuxton is also listed as a deserted medieval linear village, with twenty-nine tofts having been located.[7]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Statistics Thuxton AP/CP through time". Vision of Britain. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  2. ^ St. Paul's church
  3. ^ "Relationships and changes Garveston AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Parish name change Garvestone, Reymerston and Thuxton" (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  5. ^ Norfolk Villages - Thuxton
  6. ^ Holiday Cottages - Thuxton station
  7. ^ Deserted Medieval Village

External links[edit]

Media related to Thuxton at Wikimedia Commons