In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thompson like this:
THOMPSON, a parish in Wayland district, Norfolk; 2½ miles SSE of Watton r. station. Post town, Watton, under Thetford. Acres, 2,890. Real property, £2,694. Pop., 475. Houses, 96. The property is divided among three. A chantry was established here in the time of Edward I., and was converted into a college, now commemorated in the name of College farm. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £49. Patrons, the Trustees of H. D. Hemsworth, Esq. The church is old but good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thompson, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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