Place:Crownthorpe, Norfolk, England

Alt namesCongrethorpsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
Cronkethorsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 188
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.584°N 1.067°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
Wicklewood, 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

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

"CROWNTHORPE, a parish in Forehoe [registration] district, Norfolk; on the river Yare and the Norfolk railway, 2½ miles N W of Wymondham. Post town: Wymondham. Acres: 696. Real property: £1,604. Population: 97. Houses: 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £155. Patron: Earl of Kimberley. The church is good."

In 1935 Crownthorpe was absorbed into the neighbouring civil parish of Wicklewood. The area is now part of the South Norfolk District.

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