Place:Thorpe St. Andrew, Norfolk, England

NameThorpe St. Andrew
Alt namesThorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195
Torpsource: 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 Saint Andrewsource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe-St. Andrewsource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe-next-Norwichsource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe-next-Norwichsource: hyphenated
Thorpe Episcopisource: alternate name
Thorpe-St. Thomassource: Family History Library Catalog
Thorpe Greensource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.633°N 1.338°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoBlofield Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Blofield Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1894-1935
Blofield and Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district 1935-1974
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: Thorpe St. Andrew is one of many places in Norfolk, England with the word "Thorpe" in thier names. Thorpe next Haddiscoe, Thorpe Abbots, Thorpe Market, Thorpe Hamlet and Thorpe Parva are all to be found in the WeRelate database, while Thorpland, Thorpe End, Thorpe Episcopi, Thorpe next Norwich and Thorpe Row have all been redirected because they are equivalent names for other places or because they are within another parish.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

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 the impediment of two low bridges carrying the railway to Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Cromer and Sheringham. Once the location of thriving boat yards, Thorpe Island now offers mooring for many live-aboard vessels.

Research Tips

  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Thorpe St. Andrew. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also supplies a map illustrating the individual parishes of Blofield Hundred.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch:
  • has the following lists as of 2018 (UK or worldwide Ancestry membership or library access required). With the exception of the index to wills these files are browsible images of the original documents. The files are separated by type and broken down into time periods (i.e., "Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812" is more than one file). The general explanatory notes are worth reading for those unfamiliar with English parish records.
  • Index to wills proved in the Consistory Court of Norwich : and now preserved in the District Probate Registry at Norwich
  • Norfolk, England, Bishop's Transcripts, 1579-1935
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Baptism, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1990
  • Norfolk, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940
  • FindMyPast is another pay site with large collection of parish records. As of October 2018 they had 20 types of Norfolk records available to browse including Land Tax Records and Electoral Registers.
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