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Colkirk, Norfolk

Historical Description

Colkirk, a parish in Norfolk, near the river Wensum, 2 miles S of Fakenham Town station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. It has a post office under Fakenham; money order and telegraph office, Fakenham. Acreage, 1564; population, 438. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Oxwick, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net yearly value, £530. The church is a small building of flint in the Gothic style. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishColkirk St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMitford and Launditch 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Colkirk from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.

Postal districtNR21
Post TownFakenham