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About Thursford

Thursford is a village of some 200 households, 8 miles inland from Wells-next-the-Sea and one of the highest points in Norfolk. The village thrives because of its association with the Thursford Collection, world famous for its steam engine museum and for the Christmas Spectacular. Residents of Thursford benefit from the maintenance and care given to the village surroundings by the museum staff.

Thursford Hall and St Andrew's Church are village landmarks and there are many pathways, lanes and bridleways to explore and enjoy the countryside.

The village community in Thursford has an active Parish Council which is currently working with the Parochial Church Council on a project to make the Parish Church of St Andrew's into a community building. The project has now achieved two goals: the first was to re-roof the church, which was achieved in 2013; the second phase was completed in 2014 when new heating and lighting were installed. Preparation for the third and final stage is now well on the way, with architect designs drawn up for the installation of a servery, toilet, new vestry, disabled friendly access and the repair of a number of windows. Some funds have been raised for this project and further fund raising activities will continue.

It's a great village in which to live, there is a strong sense of community. Along with a recognition of our links with the past, the village is also moving forward into the 21st century, we have a good broadband connection and a number of thriving businesses within the village which are operated via the internet.

Our connection with our part time residents is strong, they are welcome at village events and do take part in the community life when able.  Property in Thursford does not come on the market very often, but when it does it goes quickly.  Quality of life, good communications with the wider world and close to the sea, what more could anyone want?