Thornham Common

Common land located in Thornham, Kings Lynn & W.Norf, Norfolk.


Salt marsh sited on coast at Brancaster Bay, north of Thornham.


Disputed and part excluded. There are four claims to rights of access over this unit, and seven claims to rights to beach and moor boats.

Part owned by Thornham Parish Council, (application). Parts owned bythe Public Trustee.

Final. One owner registered by application and one owneras directed by the Commons Commissioner.


Cattle and horses. (Rights held in 'cattlegates')

Estovers (34) Common in Soil: Sand and Shingle (18)

Rights entries disputed and modified. Two rights heldin gross. Common in soil rights relate to only part of unit. Other rights include Seaweed(24), Sea Lavender(34), Samphire(37), Bait(21), Wildfowl (6).


  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Norfolk Coast

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Name to be added


Land Data

Common Land Name Thornham Common
County Norfolk
District Kings Lynn & W.Norf
Parish Thornham
TVG Reg # 41
Authority Norfolk
Area 224.61 hectares / 555.02 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 132
OS 100km Grid Square TF74
Easting 5740
Northing 3443
OS Grid Ref 574000,344300
Min Contour 0
Max Contour 0
Median Elevation 0



Data recorded July, 1984.

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