"COLTISHALL, a large village, with a fair on Whit-Monday, and a considerable trade in malt, corn, ale, &c., is pleasantly scattered on the east bank of the Bure, 7 miles N.E. by N. of Norwich. Its parish has 897 inhabitants, and 1179A. 3R. 31P. of land, of which 1129 acres are assessable, 951 arable, and 41 woods and plantations. The soil belongs to a number of proprietors, the largest of whom are, Wm. Burroughes, Esq.; R.P. Kemp, Esq., of the Manor House; and Mrs. Ward, of Coltishall Hall, a neat house, on a woody declivity. The houses at the west end of the village are in the parish of Great Hautboys. . . . The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7.2s.6d., has 29A. 3R. of glebe, and is now enjoyed by the Rev. Wm. Abbot, M.A., of Horstead. The tithes have recently been commuted for £340 per ann. The Church (St. John the Baptist,) was built about 1284, and has a tower 67 feet high, with six bells. Here is a Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1842." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Richard Johns]
|Mission Hall, Coltishall, Church of England|
|St John the Baptist, Coltishall, Church of England|
|Chapel (Coltishall Methodist Church), Coltishall, Primitive Methodist|
|Chapel (Rectory Rd), Coltishall, Wesleyan Methodist|
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Ingworth, 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 St John the Baptist.
- Church of St John the Baptist
- Description and pictures.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Coltishall to another place.
Coltishall is in South Erpingham Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for South Erpingham Hundred
- Description of South Erpingham Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
You can see the administrative areas in which Coltishall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Bond, Richard
- Coltishall: Heyday of a Broadland village. (1800-1900)
[ISBN 0946148201, North Walsham, Poppyland, 1986]
- Sinclair, Olga
- When Wherries Sailed By.
[ISBN 0946148279, North Walsham, Poppyland, 1987]
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG269199 (Lat/Lon: 52.728859, 1.358271), Coltishall which are provided by:
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- 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)
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