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Coston

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"COSTON parish, on the river Yare, 4 miles N.N.E. of Hingham, has only 48 souls, and 353 acres of land, nearly all in one farm belonging to Lord Wodehouse. The CHURCH (St. Michael,) is a curacy, certified at £21, and always held by the Archdeacon of Norfolk, for whom the Rev. R.B. Matthews, of Hingham, officiates." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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Coston is about 5 miles N.W. of Wymondham.
See also Caston.

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Census

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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 Michael.
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Church History

Church of St Michael
Description and pictures.
Barnes, Anthony
St Michael's Church, Coston, Norfolk.
[London, Churches Conservation Trust, series 4, no.71, c1998]
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms and Burials.

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), Coston was in Forehoe Registration District.

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Coston 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 Coston 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 TG062064 (Lat/Lon: 52.615869, 1.043872), Coston which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law