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Thetford Warren Lodge
Thetford Warren Lodge
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Just over a mile from Thetford, heading towards Brandon, you’ll find the ruins of Thetford Warren Lodge on the left hand side of the road. This was a small tower house built in the late medieval period to house the gamekeeper who protected Thetford Priory’s rabbit warren from poachers. In those days Thetford was surrounded […]

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Thetford Town Crier
Thetford Town Crier
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One of the fine traditions of the past is continued today by the Thetford Town Crier, Mike Wabe. Each Saturday from the first Saturday in May until the first Saturday in September, in King Street at 11:00am, a proclamation will be given so why not come down and experience a piece of England’s history and have a […]

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Castle Hill Thetford
Castle Hill
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The earthworks at Castle Hill have been dated to a number of periods, and local folklore even links it to the Devil. Castle Hill motte and bailey castle is one of the most impressive examples of this type of monument in the region; the motte is the highest in the county of Norfolk, and the […]

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Knettishal Heath Peddars Way and Angles Way
Knettishall Heath
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Breckland is one of the UK’s biodiversity hotspots and the designation of much of Knettishall Heath as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) reflects this. Despite its name, Knettishall Heath is in fact a diverse mosaic of habitats with woodland and riverside meadows, as well as large areas of heath. It extends to over […]

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Duleep Singh statue in Thetford
Maharajah Duleep Singh
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Thetford has a close connection with Duleep Singh, the last Maharajah of the Punjab, and the first Sikh to settle in Britain. Duleep Singh’s second son, Frederick, was one of Thetford’s most prominent benefactors, giving the town Ancient House as well as his personal collections. Duleep Singh became the first Sikh to settle in Britain at […]

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Thetford
Church of The Holy Sepulchre
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The Priory of the Canons of the Holy Sepulchre was an Augustinian house, found in 1148 by William of Warenne on the south bank of the river, opposite the site of St Mary’s Priory. The priory was endowed with lands by Warenne and by King Stephen, and the possession of a holy relic, the comb […]

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Angles Way at Knettishall Heath
Angles Way
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Angles Way is a 93 mile walking trail following the county boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk, gently meandering from Great Yarmouth through to Thetford. After Breydon Water (near Great Yarmouth) Angles Way follows the Waveney Valley to the source of the River Waveney, passing through open countryside, broad river valleys, pretty villages and the ancient […]

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Thomas Paine Thetford
Thomas Paine
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Thomas Paine, the greatest thinker of his age, was born and educated in Thetford and was the first champion of the Rights of Man. “History is to ascribe the American Revolution to Thomas Paine” – John Adams 1819 “I consider Paine our greatest political thinker” – Thomas Alva Edison 1925 Thomas Paine had a key […]

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Cluniac Priory in Thetford
Thetford Priory
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Visit the extensive remains of Thetford Priory one of the most important East Anglian monasteries, the Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford and the burial place of the earls and dukes of Norfolk for 400 years. Founded in the early 12th century, it owed much of its prosperity to a miraculous appearance of the Virgin […]

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Thomas Paine Statue
Historical Thetford
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Thetford’s Great History Many people are unaware of what Thetford has to offer in terms of historical interest. There is a rich and amazing history and heritage which really sets Thetford apart from the rest and the pictures above taken by local photographers highlight some of  Thetford’s gems. The most amazing people have been to Thetford […]

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