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Gunthorpe is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[2] The village is 8.6 miles east north east of the town of Fakenham, 14.9 miles west south west of Cromer and 122 miles north north east of London. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.

Gunthorpe Village Sign.jpg
Gunthorpe Village sign
Gunthorpe is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area8.82 km2 (3.41 sq mi)
Population244 (Including Bale.2011 census)[1])
• Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG0134
• London122 miles (196 km)
Civil parish
  • Gunthorpe
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMelton Constable
Postcode districtNR24
Dialling code01328
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°52′23″N 0°59′35″E / 52.873°N 0.993°E / 52.873; 0.993Coordinates: 52°52′23″N 0°59′35″E / 52.873°N 0.993°E / 52.873; 0.993



The village of Gunthorpe is situated in a shallow valley on the eastern side of the A148 King’s Lynn to Cromer road. At the centre of the village is a green where there is a convergence of five roads. In the north west of the village there is a parish church which is dedicated to Saint Mary. Close by is the old village school which was built in 1869, but now closed.


Gunthorpe is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 where it is listed with the names of Gunatorp and Gunestorp.[3] The first tenant was Peter de Valognes

The parish church of Saint MaryEdit

The church was built around 1417[citation needed] but has been substantially rebuilt by Frederick Preedy in the 1860s. The tower and transept are old, but much of the exterior has been refaced and the chancel is all the work of Preedy. Much of the interior dates from the same rebuild. At the churchyard gate stands the village war memorial.

Gunthorpe Hall

Gunthorpe HallEdit

Gunthorpe Hall was originally built in 1789 to the design of Sir John Soane, the architect who designed the Bank of England building in Threadneedle Street in 1778 and was renovated in 1880 by William Butterfield. The Hall is a large part Georgian, part Victorian Hall and at one time had forty rooms and a separate stable block and coach house. The hall is a Grade II listed building.[4]


The Acute Stroke Unit in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is named after this village.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central. ISBN 0-319-21726-4.
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 190 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  4. ^ Historic England. "GUNTHORPE HALL (1171097)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 March 2015.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gunthorpe, Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons