Place:Thorpe St. Andrew, Norfolk, England

NameThorpe St. Andrew
Alt namesThorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195
Thorpe St Andrewsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 702
Thorpe St. Andrewsource: Gazetteer of Great Britain (1987) p 718
Thorpe-next-Norwichsource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe-St. Andrewsource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe-St. Thomassource: Family History Library Catalog
Torpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.633°N 1.338°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Thorpe St. Andrew is a small town and suburb of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated about two miles east of the city centre, outside the city boundary in the District of Broadland. It constitutes a civil parish covering an area of 705 ha (1,740 acres) which had a population of 13,762 according to the 2001 UK census. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Broadland District Council.

Thorpe lies on the River Yare which is part of the Norfolk Broads network of navigable rivers. Thorpe Green is on the main Yarmouth Road and gives access to the river with the opposite bank being an island after the creation of the new cut which allowed vessels to make their way to and from the city of Norwich without traversing the village via two low bridges that carry the railway to Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Cromer and Sheringham. Once the location of thriving boat yards, Thorpe Island now offers mooring for many liveaboard vessels.

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