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Subject: Loddon, Norfolk, River Chet, List of places in Norfolk, List of civil parishes in Norfolk, Ashby St Mary, Bergh Apton, Æthelberht II of East Anglia, Hales, Thurlton, A146 road
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Coordinates: 52°33′N 1°26′E / 52.55°N 1.43°E / 52.55; 1.43


St Ethelbert, Thurton
Area  3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Population 567 
    - Density  178 /km2 (460 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG327010
District South Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
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

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

Thurton is a village in South Norfolk lying 8½ miles (13½ km) south-east of Norwich on the A146 Norwich to Lowestoft road between Framingham Pigot and Loddon. The A146 effectively divides the village in two; a 40 mph limit is in force. At the 2001 census Thurton had 223 households and a population of 567.[1]

The village no longer has a shop or post office, both having closed in the last 15 years. It has a pub, the George and Dragon which has darts and sponsors the local football team. It also provides the focus for the village's annual St George's Day celebrations. Opposite the pub is Thurton Foundry which was founded in 1963 and produces ferrous and non-ferrous castings.

The thatched parish church stands on a hill to the south of the village and is dedicated to St Ethelbert. Parts date from the Norman period.[2] Thurton Primary School has around 90 children between the ages of 4-11.[3]


External links

  • Thurton Online
  • Thurton Primary School
  • George and Dragon pub
  • Thurton Foundries Ltd
  • Thurton War Memorial

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