Place:Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England


NameBurnham Thorpe
Alt namesBrunehamtorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 187
Burnham-Thorpesource: Family History Library Catalog
Coordinates52.934°N 0.762°E
Located inNorfolk, England
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source: Family History Library Catalog

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Burnham Thorpe is a small village and civil parish on the River Burn and near the coast of Norfolk England. It is famous for being the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor at the Battle of Trafalgar and one of Britain's greatest heroes. At the time of his birth, Nelson's father, Edmund Nelson, was rector of the church in Burnham Thorpe.

The house in which Nelson was born was demolished soon after his father's death, though the rectory that replaced it and the church at which his father preached can still be seen. The site of the former rectory is marked by a roadside plaque.

The village's main public house was built in 1637 and was known as The Plough until 1798 when it was renamed The Lord Nelson in honour of the victory at the Battle of the Nile. Nelson held a dinner here for the men of the village prior to his departure to join . The pub survives to this day.

Burnhamthorpe Road in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada was named after this settlement.

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