Thorpe Market is a village in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 4.4 miles south of Cromer, and 20.5 miles north of Norwich. The nearest railway station is at Gunton for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International. The village straddles the A149 road from King’s Lynn to Great Yarmouth.
St Margaret, Thorpe Market
|Area||5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)|
|Population||289 (parish, 2011 census)|
|• Density||49/km2 (130/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||135 miles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
The villages name means 'Outlying farm/settlement with a market'.
The Parish ChurchEdit
The parish church of Thorpe Market is called St Margaret’s. The present church was built in 1796 on the site of an older mediaeval church. This later church was one of the first Gothic Revival buildings to be erected in the county of Norfolk and was built on the instructions of the first Lord Suffield. The church has an unusual colour scheme inside having pink walls and a blue plaster ceiling. Most of the furnishings are from the late 19th century. There are two screens. The church is part of the ten parishes which are overseen by the Trunch team ministry.
- "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
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