Place:Coston, Norfolk, England

TypeHamlet, Parish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.613°N 1.041°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Runhall, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it merged in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Coston is a small village near East Dereham and Norwich in Norfolk, England. It became part of the civil parish of Runhall in 1935.

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

"COSTON, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Blackwater, adjacent to the Norfolk railway, 1½ mile S of Hardingham [railway] station, and 4½ NW of Wymondham. Post town: Wymondham. Acres: 342. Real property: £485. Population: 58. Houses: 12. The property is nearly all in one estate. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Runhall, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £103. Patron: alternately the Bishop of Norwich and the Earl of Kimberley. The church is good."

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