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A little bit of history and facts about Thorpe-le-Soken.
Thorpe-le-Soken stands on a ridge of high ground running from north west to south east between the sea at Hamford Water and the Holland Brook. Two secondary roads cross in the village: the roads from Mistley and Manningtree and from Colchester to the Kirbys and Frinton (B1033) runs along the ridge, while the road between Harwich and the Clacton area (B1414) crosses it. The Conservation Area covers this staggered cross roads, the older part of the village running north west along the ridge, and extends to include Thorpe Hall to the south east.
In common with many of its neighbours, public spaces in Thorpe are enclosed by buildings and trees so that there are few glimpses out to open countryside. The village environment is thus in strong contrast to the extensive vistas generated by modern farming methods on the Tendring plateau.
Download a brief history of Thorpe-le-Soken.
A snapshot of village life covering events up to 1990 is captured in a volume titled :-
Published by our former village Recorder and Historian the late Mrs Pearl Londsale.
Copies may be obtained by contacting the Chairman on 01255 861 116
Thorpe Le Soken Village Magazine
The Village Magazine is published on the 1st of each month. It is full of helpful local information, articles and news.
Annual subscription rate for local delivery is £11. Alternatively you can purchase a copy at Tesco, The Rose and Crown Public House, or the Thorpe Sports and Social Club for £1.
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If you’re part of the Thorpe community and you want to submit anything for consideration to this website, please email us and we’ll be happy to consider any articles, events or images you would like to see included.
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