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Colton

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"COLTON, a parish and scattered village, 8 miles W. of Norwich, contains 282 souls and 893A. of land, belonging to Capt. Ives and Mr. H. Daveney, but forming part of the manor of Costessey. The CHURCH (St. Andrew,) has a square tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £6. 9s. 9d., and in 1831 at £365, was augmented in 1728, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, £120, given by the Rev. Hy. Rix, and £80, given by the parishioners. The patronage is in the Crown, and the Rev. Henry Girdlestone is the incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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See also Coston.

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Cemeteries

Not all memorials may be included, even when a transcription is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be read or photographed.

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
Memorial Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Andrew, Colton, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2013]
Church of St Andrew
Transcriptions and photographs of memorials.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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.
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Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Paintings in the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Marriages.
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Burials.
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), Colton was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Colton is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Colton 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 TG109098 (Lat/Lon: 52.645147, 1.116226), Colton which are provided by:

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Military Records

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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
18013740188
18114141211
18212953267
18315669280
184158--282
185155--241
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186155--228
18715962247
18815757255
18915253239
19015050211
1911--45188

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.