Place:Runcton Holme, Norfolk, England

NameRuncton Holme
Alt namesRunghetunasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 193
Holme-next-Runctonsource: William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.651°N 0.389°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoClackclose Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Downham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Runcton Holme is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 13.89 km2 (5.36 sq mi) and had a population of 676 in 288 households at the 2001 census, the population reducing to 657 at the 2011 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

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

"HOLME-NEXT-RUNCTON, a parish in Downham district, Norfolk; adjacent to the Ely and Lynn railway, and near the river Ouse, 1½ mile SSE of Watlington [railway] station, and 4¼ N by E of Downham-Market. Post town: Watlington, under Downham. Acres: 1,096. Real property: £1,884. Population: 273. Houses: 56. The manor belongs to Mr. Cox. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of South Runcton, in the diocese of Norwich. The church has a tower, and a memorial window. There are a national school, and charities £20."

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Runcton Holme was a hamlet and chapelry before becoming a civil parish. It also states that it ceased to be a civil parish in 1935. There is a duplicate entry in the same database giving the standard "AP/CP" (ancient parish/civil parish) description. Wikipedia considers it a civil parish since 1974.

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