"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]
See also Coston.
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
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Colton to another place.
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.
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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- 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.)
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.