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Tharston, Norfolk

Historical Description

Tharston, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, 1 mile NE of Forncett station on the G.E.R., and 9½ S by W of Norwich. Post town, Long Stratton. Acreage, 1633; population, 288. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Tharston Hall is the chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; commuted tithe, £'297 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is a small edifice of flint with an embattled tower, and was restored in 1881 and 1886.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishTharston St. Mary 
Poor Law unionDepwade 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Norfolk
Postal districtNR15
Post TownNorwich