Monday, 12 June 2017

Admiral Lord Nelson and Burnham Thorpe

We found some interesting history connected to our holiday accommodation. (See previous post)
Although we stayed in a modernised apartment, the building was once the retreat of the Father (Edmund) of Admiral Lord Nelson who was the most famous Admiral in the country and mostly known for his connection with The Battle of Trafalgar.
The family owned a farm in Burnham Thorpe, close to Burnham Market. 
Edmund was Rector of a number of village churches.
Horatio Nelson was born in the vicarage in 1756.
He moved into his Father's retreat mid 1790 when he was placed on half pay by the Admiralty and returned home to Burnham Thorpe.
There are Pubs, streets and cities named after him, including 
Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.
His ship, H.M.S. Victory, is docked in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard and is open to the public.

Village sign

The plaque on the wall of his birthplace, the house being demolished

It is a small but pretty village

All Saints Church where Edmund was a vicar


ellen b said...

I'm always find it so amazing that there is so much history every where you turn in England. What a charming village.

Vee said...

That was an interesting history of famous folk. It is also interesting that the town has not grown much larger as a result of its famous residents. It is a charming place...

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a charming village.

Elizabeth said...

How quintessentially English! I’m getting rather homesick these days!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do love a bit of history and the sights were like walking back in time.

Winifred said...

Nice to see it hasn't been spoiled by hordes of visitors.

Come Away With Me said...

The village looks like a charming place to take a walk and enjoy the views. I can imagine the birdsong and the quiet murmuring of the brook as one ambles along. And hopefully not too many cars whizzing by in the lane.

Gracie Saylor said...

It is an interesting bit of history, and I love the combination of brick and stone in some of the buildings! xx

Ag said...

A beautiful little village. So much history.

Adrienne said...

Oh how I would love to travel through your lovely country and see this for myself. Until I do (if that day ever comes) I love seeing it through your photos and words. Thank you for sharing with us. I'm catching up again after being away or extremely busy with family matter for the last few weeks.