Place:Colton, Norfolk, England

Alt namesColetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.634°N 1.101°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Marlingford, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Colton from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"COLTON, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Blackwater, 3 miles NNE of Kimberley [railway] station, and 5¼ N of Wymondham. Post town: Marlingford, under Norwich. Acres: 911. Real property: £1,862. Population: 228. Houses: 55. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £348. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is good. A school has £9 from endowment; and other charities £27."

Colton was absorbed into the neighbouring parish of Marlingford in 1935. The area is now part of the South Norfolk District.

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