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Caldecote

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"CALDECOT, commonly called COCKET, is a small parish in South Greenhoe Hundred, 6 miles S.W. of Swaffham. . . . It has 48 souls, and 662 acres of land, belonging to Sir H.R.P. Bedingfeld, and occupied by Wm. and John Sewell. But little remains of its CHURCH, (Virgin Mary,) and its rectory, valued in the King's Book at £3 1s. 10d, is united with Cockley-Cley." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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The name may also be spelled Caldecot and Caldecott.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary, but it was in ruins before 1845.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures of the ruins.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Caldecote was in Swaffham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Caldecote is in South Greenhoe hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Caldecote has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

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History

Davison, Alan J.
The Desertion of Caldecote: some further evidence.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.39, 1984]
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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF754037 (Lat/Lon: 52.602631, 0.588883), Caldecote which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012326
18112327
18216637
18319963
18419--48
18519--47
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18616--39
18716  639
188191049
18917  736
19017  730
1911--  944

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.