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Burnham Thorpe is a small village on the River Burn and near the coast of Norfolk in England. It lies about a mile to the east of the larger village of Burnham Market , a mile south of the village and tiny port of Burnham Overy Staithe and four miles west of the town and larger port of Wells-next-the-Sea.
Burnham Thorpe is famous for being the birthplace of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, victor at the Battle of Trafalgar and one of England's greatest heroes. At the time of his birth, Nelson's father was rector of the church in Burnham Thorpe, and both the birthplace and the church can still be seen.
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