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Burnham Thorpe

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Return to LL Norfolk Name Town Visit LL Ref. Actual Location Grid Reference IOE
Burnham Thorpe Rectory Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk See "Actual location" L2827 There is a plaque on a wall showing the site of the Rectory which was demolished in 1803 N52.936 E0.760         (This may not be correct but see web page for location details) n/a
Lilliput Lane's "Burnham Thorpe Rectory" is based on the birthplace of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in 1758. The original building was taken down in 1803 and the model is based on this painting which is in the xxxx galllery. A roadside plaque on the outskirts of the village marks the site of the old Rectory.
We visited Burnham Thorpe on Aug 4, 2005 which was a week or two after the celebrations of the 200th Anniversary of Nelson's greatest victory -- at Trafalgar -- which was also where he died. The nation's monument to this great hero is in Trafalgar Square, London.
Burnham Thorpe church is where Nelson's father was Rector
 

The Old Rectory was surprisingly far from the church. I think I've marked the spot correctly but if you have difficulty locating it there is a village map on the notice board shown to the right of the village sign. The notice board was erected for the Trafalgar 200th Anniversary

http://www.villagesignsociety.org.uk/burnhamthorpecolincunliffe.htm

http://www.norfolkcoast.co.uk/location_norfolk/vp_burnhamthorpe.htm

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