"COLNEY, on the river Yare, 3 miles W. of Norwich, has in its parish 110 souls, and 917A. of land, belonging to Joseph Scott, Esq., of Colney Hall, a large modern mansion, on a commanding eminence. Mr. Scott purchased the manor and estate, in 1834, of J. Postle, Esq., and is patron of the Church (St. Andrew,) which has a round tower and two bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 13s. 4d., is enjoyed by the Rev. Edward Postle, and the tithes were commuted, in 1840, for £219 per ann." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Humbleyard, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description, services, etc.

Church Records

Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
The Parish Registers of Norfolk: Colney 1705/6-1837.
[Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, Monograph Series No.24, 1987]
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Banns and Marriages.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Arthur, Vivien J.
Colney: The Story of a Norfolk Village.
[Colney, 2000]
Colney Water Mill
Picture of the possible site.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Colney is in Humbleyard Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Colney Hall: A history.
[Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1986]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG182080 (Lat/Lon: 52.625561, 1.221799), Colney which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law