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Kelling, Norfolk

Historical Description

Kelling, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 3 miles N by E from Holt station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, and 9 W from Cromer, -and is situated in a deep vale extending from it 2 miles northward to the sea. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Holt (R.S.O.) The parish comprises 2327 acres; population, 228. About 800 acres were formerly heath, but more than half of this has been brought under cultivation. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Salthouse, in the diocese of Norwich; joint net value, £350 with resi-.dence. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a tower, and is in excellent repair.

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 parishKelling St. Mary 
Poor Law unionErpingham 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR25
Post TownHolt