Thompson  Norfolk


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.

Thompson through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Thompson, in Breckland and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd January 2022

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