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Norfolk: Colkirk

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

COLKIRK, a parish and village of detached houses on an eminence, 2½ miles S. of Fakenham, has 462 inhabitants, and 1307 acres of land, exclusive of a common of about 100A. The Marquis Townshend owns most of the soil, and is lord of the manor and patron of the CHURCH (Virgin Mary,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £10, and in 1831, at £805, with that of Stibbard annexed to it. It has been enjoyed since 1816, by the Rev. Ralph Tatham, for whom the Rev. Thomas Tatham officiates.

The poor have 8A. 2R. 15P. of land at Sherford, given by an unknown donor, and let for £7; and the Crown public-house and 2A. of land, let for £23, and purchased with £100, left by Samuel Collison, in 1764; and £20 derived from the sale of land at Snettisham, left by John Holland, in 1636. The public-house was rebuilt in 1827, at the cost of £324. The poor have also 52s. a year, left by Thomas Carryan, in 1711, out of land at Great Massingham; and 3s. 4d. per annum from Dunham's Charity. (See Whissonsett.)

	Browne    John, Esq.       Colkirk Hall

	Abram     James            shoemaker
	Chapman   Jeremiah         shopkeeper
	Dodman    David            horsebreaker
	Eastwick  Wm.              blacksmith
	Harper    Henry            shoemaker
	Heitland  Arthur Allen     gentleman
	Howard    John             baker
	Howard    Jemima           beer seller
	Moore     Thos.            shopkeeper and beerhs
	Phillippo Edward           cattle dealer and vict. Crown Inn
	Tatham    Rev Thomas, B.A. curate
	West      Harmer           wheelwright

	   FARMERS.

	Chambers  Thomas
	Coker     Sarah
	Cole      Peter            (and horse dealer)
	Phillippo Edward
	Powell    Edward
	Sidney    Wm.
	Simpson   John

See also the Colkirk parish page.

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April 2006