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Norfolk - Colney

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, pp. 276-277.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

COLNEY is a parish, pleasantly situated on a height near the river Yare, 3 miles west from Norwich, in the Southern division of the county, hundred of Humbleyard, union of Henstead, Norwich county court district, rural deanery of Humbleyard, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, on the road from Norwich to Watton. The church of St. Andrew is a small plain building of flint, in the Perpendicular style, having chancel and nave, with round tower containing 2 bells: there are three stained windows, two having been added in the year 1875, to the memory of Joseph Scott esq. D.L. The register dates from the year 1741. The living is a rectory, yearly value £229, with residence, in the gift of Joseph S. Scott-Chadd esq. and held since 1866 by the Rev. John Hervey Payne B.A. of Caius College, Cambrdge. The Hall, a mansion standing in the summit of a hill, commands an extensive view and magnificent scenery: it is now the property of John Gurney esq. who is lord of the manor and principal landowner and occupied by George Moore Chamberlin esq. The soil is light and sandy; subsoil, marl, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley and turnips. The area is 948 acres, in there farms; rateable value, £1,601; the population in 1881 was 95.

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POST OFFICE.—James Wright, receiver. Letters arrive from Norwich at 7.45 a.m.; dispatched at 5.45 p.m. (excepting sunday). Norwich is the nearest money order & telegraph office

The children of this parish attend school at Little Melton

© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, April 2005; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Colney Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Church of St. Andrew (photograph of porch) [John Salmon]
More information on Colney [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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