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Docking

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"DOCKING, a parish in the hundred of SMITHDON, county of NORFOLK, 5 miles (S.W. by W.) from Burn-Kam-Westgate,. containing 1107 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £13. 6. 8., and in the patronage of the Provost and Fellows of Eton College, on the nomination of the Bishop of Norwich. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. In the charter of endowment of Eton College, mention is made of the Alien priory of Dokkyng: the monks are supposed by Dr. Tanner to have belonged to the abbey de Ibreio in Normandy, to which this church was formerly appropriated. Summerfield House, about two miles north-westward, is a corruption of Suthmere, which at the period of the Norman survey, and later, was a town of some importance, with a church dedicated to All Saints, of which there are not at present any vestiges." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]

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Docking is about 6 miles east south east of Hunstanton.
It is also called Dry Docking.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Heacham, 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 Mary the Virgin.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Picture of the church and war memorial.
Church of St Mary
Picture of the church and war memorial.
Cumming, Graham
The history of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Docking.
[1959?]
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Church Records

Docking with Southmere Marriages 1558-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 12.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Description & Travel

Docking
Description, church, pictures, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
Arter, Tony (compiler)
Docking, a village in Norfolk.
[2000?]
Elms, Hermeina and Wells, Eileen
Docking, a walk in time, a memento of the village for the Millennium, 2000.
[Docking, 2000]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Docking is in Smithdon Hundred.

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

You can see the administrative areas in which Docking 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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History

Hagan, Gerald
Dry Docking: being some account of the history and records of a Norfolk village.
[King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1983]
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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF768369 (Lat/Lon: 52.900774, 0.627849), Docking which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Docking Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Docking Union and Workhouse
Description and pictures.