Village Sign & Church – Thornham, Norfolk

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This is a really nice sign for Thornham Village on the North Norfolk Coast.  Most of the little cottages in the village are all built with flint, including the wonderful church, All Saint’s, which you can see on top of the sign.  There used to be a Post Mill at one end of the village, only the base of the mill remains.  The small flint building with the red roof is the only coal barn in the country and it stands near to the remains of the mill in the little harbour.

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6 comments

  1. I’d never heard of using flint for buildings. When I looked it up I also found out there are giant flint deposits in Norfolk! I’ve always seen flint as being glassy. Do flint buildings ever reflect light? I’m sorry if this seems like a silly question, but this is all so new to me.

    1. No thats ok, flint is broken up stone, stone age man used flints for all kinds of things. They could be found in the field, on the beaches, really anywhere. You can still find them, they are a little shiny, because the half is white and the half different colour greys. They are quite small, about hand size, they do make wonderful patterns with them…….I would love to live in a flint cottage, but they are very expense on the coast of Norfolk. Hope that makes sense in a layman’s turn. I suppose its something that we all know about in the Uk and of course not everyone has flint cottages 🙂 But I am glad it made you look it up 🙂
      Oh sorry forgot…they do reflect the light a little, on a really hot day you can see a cottage a good way off.

    1. Hi, glad to meet you and I see that you do like English Villages, going by your blog. I haven’t really started on English Villages, as there are too many churches to see, but then they are part of the village 🙂

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