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Thursford, Norfolk

Historical Description

Thursford, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, with a station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, 4 miles ESE of Walsingham. It has a post office under East Dereham; money order and telegraph office, Walsingham. Acreage, 1353; population of the civil parish, 241; of the ecclesiastical, with Great Snoring, 784. The manor, with Thursford Hall, belongs to the Scott-Chad family. The living is a rectory, annexed to Great Snoring. The church is a small and ancient building of stone in the Early English style, and has been restored.

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 parishThursford St. Andrew 
HundredNorth Greenhoe 
Poor Law unionWalsingham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR21
Post TownFakenham