"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]
Docking is about 6 miles east south east of Hunstanton.
It is also called Dry Docking.
|All Saints, Summerfield or Southmere, Church of England|
|Docking Union Chapel, Docking, Church of England|
|St Mary, Docking, Church of England|
- 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.
- Description, church, pictures, etc.
This is a link to an archived copy.
- Arter, Tony (compiler)
- Docking, a village in Norfolk.
- Elms, Hermeina and Wells, Eileen
- Docking, a walk in time, a memento of the village for the Millennium, 2000.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Docking to another place.
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.
- Hagan, Gerald
- Dry Docking: being some account of the history and records of a Norfolk village.
[King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1983]
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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- 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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