Place:Thurne, Norfolk, England

Alt namesTernasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195
Thirnesource: Family History Library Catalog
Thurasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 195
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.683°N 1.559°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWest Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Thurne is a small village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located on the River Thurne in The Broads, some 18 km (11 mi) west of the town of Great Yarmouth and 20 km (12 mi) east of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi) and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 116 in 54 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Great Yarmouth.

The village lies at the end of Thurne Dyke (a drainage ditch), a popular mooring, not least because of Thurne windpump (or windmill). There is a second windpump across the river, the St Benet's Level windpump.

The Weavers' Way, a long-distance footpath, runs through the village.

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