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Norfolk: Colveston

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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.


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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

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 Marriage Registers.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

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

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See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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.

Military Records

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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 single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861  9--59
1871  7  736
1901  7  745
1911--  834

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.

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers
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October 2009