Colby, Norfolk

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Coordinates: 52°50′10″N 1°17′56″E / 52.83598°N 1.29883°E / 52.83598; 1.29883

Colby
Colby Parish Church of Saint Giles.jpg
Parish Church of Saint Giles, Colby, Norfolk
Colby is located in Norfolk
Colby
Colby
 Colby shown within Norfolk
Area  8.34 km2 (3.22 sq mi)
Population 524 (2001 census)
    - Density  63 /km2 (160 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG222316
    - London  131 miles (211 km) 
Civil parish Colby CP
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR11
Dialling code 01263
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Colby is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[1] The village is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) south of Cromer, 16.8 miles (27.0 km) north-north-west of Norwich, 5.2 miles (8.4 km) west-north-west of North Walsham and 131 miles (211 km) north-east of London. The nearest railway station is at North Walsham Railway station where the Bittern Line from Cromer to Norwich can be accessed and the national rail network beyond. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport. The village lies a small distance east from the A140 Cromer to Norwich road.[2] The parish of Colby in the 2001 census, has a population of 524. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.

Description[edit]

The parish is in the north-east of the county and is a short distance north-east from the town of Aylsham and south of the estates of Gunton Park. The name of the village derives from the translated from Old Norse as farmstead or village of a man called Koli.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey, Explorer Sheet 252, Norfolk Coast East, ISBN 978-0-319-46726-8
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, Page 128, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ A Popular Guide to Norfolk Place-names: by James Rye: Published by Larks press, Dereham, Norfolk, 2000 ; ISBN 0-948400-15-3