"COCKLEY-CLEY, on the banks of a rivulet, 4 miles S.S.W. of Swaffham, is a scattered village and parish, containing 244 souls, and 4160A., of which 1500 acres form a high sandy heath, abounding in rabbits, and adjoining Swaffham Heath. The Hall, a neat mansion, with pleasant grounds, is the seat of T.R. Buckworth, Esq., owner of most of the soil, and lord of the manor, which was purchased of the Wodehouse family by the late Richard Dashwood, Esq. The CHURCH (All Saints) is a venerable fabric, with a short round tower; and near it was a small chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, which was for many years occupied as the rectory-house, but what remains of it is now a cottage. There was also another church (St. Peter's,) at the east end of the village, said to have been burnt down in the reign of Elizabeth. The rectory of All Saints, and the vicarage of St. Peter, valued in the King's Book at £8. 17s. 1d., and in 1831 at £158, are consolidated, in the gift of T.R. Buckworth, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Robert Rolfe, M.A., who is also rector of Caldecot and Thurgarton, in this county, and of Yaxley, in Suffolk." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
See also Cley next the Sea.
|All Saints, Cockley Cley, Church of England|
|Parochial Chapel of St Mary, Cockley Cley, Church of England|
|St Peter, Cockley Cley, Church of England|
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
There was also a church dedicated to St John, and a chapel dedicated to St Mary.
- Bankowsky, Heather and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick.
- Cockley Cley (Church of England) Parish Registers 1691-1837, with Census Returns 1841-1861; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1986]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1864: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Cockley Cley to another place.
Cockley Cley is in South Greenhoe hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Cockley Cley has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Roberts, Sir Peter
- East Anglian Historical Museum: commentary on exhibition, collection and display relating to cottage and forge (built approx. 1450) and 7th century church at Cockley Cley.
- 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 TF793042 (Lat/Lon: 52.606384, 0.646218), Cockley Cley which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- Roll of Honour
- World War 1.
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.