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Burnham Thorpe

Burnham Thorpe (Approx 70% of the parish in the AONB)
Burnham Thorpe is a small village on the River Burn near the coast. It is famous for being the birthplace of Horatio Nelson.

Norfolk Churches website:

 By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

By kind permission - 'Old Greyhead'

The house in which Nelson was born was demolished soon after his father's death, though the rectory that replaced it and the church at which his father preached can still be seen. The site of the former rectory is marked by a roadside plaque