The village of Thurlton is situated in south east Norfolk, 14 miles from the city of Norwich and 11 miles from the coastal town of Great Yarmouth. Thurlton is close to the Suffolk border, between Haddiscoe and Hales, and the name Thurlton is Anglo Saxon in origin. Thurlton church, All Saints, is partly thatched and dates from Norman times, with later additions during the 15th century. At the centre of the village stands part of an old corn mill, known locally as Great Goliath. The mill features on the village sign, as well as the church and a tractor that symbolises modern farming.