Cockley Cley

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Cockley Cley
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Cockley Cley All Saints
Cockley Cley is located in Norfolk
Cockley Cley
Cockley Cley
 Cockley Cley shown within Norfolk
Area  17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi)
Population 138 
   – density  8/km2 (21/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF792042
Civil parish Cockley Cley
District Breckland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SWAFFHAM
Postcode district PE37
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places

Coordinates: 52°36′24″N 0°38′44″E / 52.60673°N 0.64554°E / 52.60673; 0.64554

Cockley Cley is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 17.94 km2 (6.93 sq mi) and had a population of 138 in 58 households in the 2001 census.[1] For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of Breckland.

Its church, All Saints, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk. It was restored in 1866–88 by diocesan architect Richard Phipson.[2] In 1991 part of the tower collapsed. The interior was not harmed and still exhibits the Victorian idea of how a church should look. The north arcade is 14th century, and it has been copied for the south arcade.[3]



  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ Wilson, Bill (2002). Norfolk, Part 2. Yale UP. p. 265. ISBN 978-0-300-09657-6. 
  3. ^ The Round Tower Churches of Norfolk by Lyn Stilgoe and Dorothy Shreeve, Canterbury Press, Norwich; ISBN 1-85311-448-0

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