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Colveston is about 9 miles S. of Swaffham.
The name may also be spelled Colvestone and Colverston.
It is also known as Colston and as Coulston.
See also Holverston.
See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses
- In 1883 the parish was in the
Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both
before and after this date.
- The parish church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
It was in ruins long before the 19th century.
Nearby Churches of all denominations.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records
- Farrow, Charles W.; and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
- Didlington with Colveston Parish Registers, 1691-1837;
transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society,
Parish Registers of Norfolk Monograph Series No.9, 1986]
- These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's
For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837
and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Colveston was in
Swaffham Registration District.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration
Description and Travel
See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
Colveston is in Grimshoe Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Grimshoe Hundred
- Description of Grimshoe Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
Land and Property
See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property
- Modern and Historical Maps
- Maps of the parish.
See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records
Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the
10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and
|1871|| 7|| 7||36|
|1901|| 7|| 7||45|
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.
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