Thorpe Next Norwich  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Thorpe Next Norwich like this:

THORPE-NEXT-NORWICH, or T.-St. Andrew, a parish in Norwich and Blofield districts, Norfolk; on the river Yare, and on the Norwich and Yarmouth railway, 2 miles E of Norwich. A picturesque village is on the Yare, and a recent railway bridge spans the river. Thorpe-Hamlet is the part within Norwich district, and has a post-office under Norwich. ...

Acres of the parish, 2,525. Real property, £14,414; of which £800 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 3,000; in 1861, 3,841. Houses, 752. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of houses suburban to Norwich. The manor was given by Henry I. to the Bishops of Norwich; had a palace of the Bishops; was exchanged away to Henry VIII.; and belongs now to W. Birkbeck, Esq. The Norfolk lunatic asylum, erected in 1814, is 1 mile SE of the village. A section of the parish, under the name of T.-St. Matthew, was made a separate charge in 1852. The head living is a rectory, and that of St. Matthew is a p. curacy in the diocese of Norwich. Value of the former, £600;* of the latter, £99.* Patron of the former, W. Birkbeck, Esq.; of the latter, the Rector. A new church was built in 1866. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £45 a year, a free school, and charities £77.

Thorpe Next Norwich through time

Thorpe Next Norwich is now part of Broadland district. Click here for graphs and data of how Broadland has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Thorpe Next Norwich itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thorpe Next Norwich, in Broadland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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