Place:Marlingford, Norfolk, England

Alt namesMarthinghefordasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Merlingefordasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.634°N 1.135°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
Forehoe and Henstead Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1935-1974
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Gazetteer descriptions of Marlingford are scarce but GENUKI presents one from William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883 from which we learn that it was a parish with 226 inhabitants in 1881, and comprised 661 acres of land. It was in the Forehoe union, hundred, and petty sessional division, the Norwich county court district and bankruptcy district, the Norwich polling district of South Norfolk, and the Forehoe division of Hingham rural deanery and Norfolk archdeaconry. Names of families buried in the church are listed.

In 1935 Marlingford absorbed the neighbouring civil parish of Colton. The resulting parish continued to be called Marlingford for a while, but following the county restructuring into "districts" in 1974, the parish has been named Marlingford and Colton.

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Marlingford and Colton is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk, made from the two villages of those names, both previously church parishes. It covers an area of 6.62 km2 (2.56 sq mi) and had a population of 384 in 148 households at the 2001 UK census, the population reducing to 375 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of South Norfolk.

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