"COLKIRK, a parish and village of detached houses on an eminence, 2½ miles S. of Fakenham, has 462 inhabitants, and 1307 acres of land, exclusive of a common of about 100A. The Marquis Townshend owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH (Virgin Mary,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and in 1831, at £805, with that of Stibbard annexed to it. It has been enjoyed since 1816, by the Rev. Ralph Tatham, for whom the Rev. Thomas Tatham officiates." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Toftrees, 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 the Virgin Mary.
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Colkirk to another place.
Colkirk is in Launditch Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
- Description of Launditch Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Colkirk has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Great Britain: Statute
- An act to authorize the inclosure of certain lands in pursuance of a report of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales, 31st May 1867.
(The schedule refers to 12 locations, amongst which are the parishes of Colkirk, Tatterford and Fakenham in Norfolk, for which provisional inclosure orders were made between 21 June and 29 November 1866).
[London, George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1867]
- Rutledge, Paul
- Colkirk: a North Norfolk Settlement Pattern.
[Norfolk Archaeology, vol 41(1), 1990]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF920264 (Lat/Lon: 52.800738, 0.84603), Colkirk which are provided by:
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- 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.)
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