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Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

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Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk

Burnham Thorpe is a small village and civil parish on the River Burn and near the coast of Norfolk in the United Kingdom. It is famous for being the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor at the Battle of Trafalgar and one of Britain's greatest heroes. At the time of his birth, Nelson's father, Edmund Nelson, was rector of the church in Burnham Thorpe.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townKING'S LYNN
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyNorfolk
OS GridTF8541
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01328

Other names by which Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk has been known in the past


Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Burnham Thorpe, par., W. Norfolk, 4½ miles SW. of Wells, 2328 ac., pop. 354; birthplace of Nelson (1758-1805).

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