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Cockthorpe

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"COCKTHORPE, a small parish and hamlet, 6 miles W.N.W. of Holt, has only 42 inhabitants, a few cottages, and two FARMS, containing about 500 acres, occupied by Ness Harvey and Thomas R. Simpson, and belonging to Lord Calthorpe, the lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH, (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, but consolidated with Blakeney rectory, Little Langham vicarage, and Glanford [sic]curacy, in the incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Cotterill, of Blakeney, with 26A. of glebe. The joint livings were valued in 1831 at £506 per annum." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Cemeteries

Blakeney Area Historical Society
Cockthorpe Churchyard - the monuments and monumental inscriptions.
[Blakeney Area Historical Society, The Glaven Historian, Vol 9, 2006]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Walsingham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Picture of the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Marriages.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1764-1811, Marriages 1768-1802 and Burials 1765-1808.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
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), Cockthorpe was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Cockthorpe which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Cockthorpe is in North Greenhoe Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for North Greenhoe Hundred
Description of North Greenhoe Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Cockthorpe 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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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF984422 (Lat/Lon: 52.940363, 0.95066), Cockthorpe 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
18014632
18114631
18214632
18317741
18418--42
18516--42
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861  7--42
1871101051
1881101180
1891111367
1901111159
1911--1267

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.