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Norfolk: Colveston

For more information about this parish see Norfolk Parish Links.
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Modern and Historical Maps of this Parish.

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.

Cemeteries

See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

Census

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]
Marriages
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

See Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Directories

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Colveston is in Grimshoe hundred.

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
18014422
18113527
18217742
18315634
18417--42
18516--30
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861  9--59
1871  7  736
1881111144
1891101153
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