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Norfolk - Cockthorpe

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.276.

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COCKTHORPE is a village and parish about 5 miles east-south-east from Wells and 5 north-east from Walsingham, in the Northern division of the county, North Greenhoe hundred, Walsingham union, and county court district, rural deanery of Walsingham and archeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints, which is chiefly in the Early English style, was repaired in 1839: it has deep chancel, nave and south aisle, the latter containing some ancient monuments and brasses: the seats are csrved with the date 1642: there is 1 bell. The register dates from the year 1560. The living is a rectory, with that of Blakeney and the perpetual curacy of Glandford attached, joint yearly value 506, in the gift of Lord Calthorpe, and held since 1858 by the Rev. Richard Henry Tillard M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, who resides at Blakeney. Cockthorpe was the birthplace of three admirals of the seventeenth century—viz. Sir Choudesley Shovel, in 1650, Sir John Narborough and Sir Christopher Minns. Here are traces of the ruins of a more magnificent residence: the last occupier was John Calthorpe esq, an ancestor of the present Lord Calthorpe, the lord of the manor and chief landowner. The soil is mixed; subsoil, marl and clay. The chief crops are wheat and turnips. The area is 514 acres; rateable value, 762 15s.; in 1881 the population was 80.—Letters through Wells, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office.

Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling, October 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1854
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Cockthorpe Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Bingham and beyond (Introduction to the churches of Binham, Cockthorpe, Langham, Morston, and Stiffkey) [Simon Knott]
More on Cockthorpe [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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