Coltishall

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Coltishall
The church of St John the Baptist - geograph.org.uk - 873336.jpg
St John the Baptist, Coltishall
Coltishall is located in Norfolk
Coltishall
Coltishall
 Coltishall shown within Norfolk
Area  7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population 1,405 
   – density  193/km2 (500/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG271197
Civil parish Coltishall
District Broadland
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR12
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°43′41″N 1°21′43″E / 52.7281°N 1.36189°E / 52.7281; 1.36189

Coltishall is a village (population 1,405[1]) on the River Bure, west of Wroxham, in the English county of Norfolk,[2] within the Norfolk Broads.

History[edit]

Coltishall was a place of note even when the Domesday Book was compiled. For 250 years it was a centre of the malting industry. Many Norfolk wherries (trading ships) were built here.

Between 1779 and 1912, it was possible to navigate the River Bure all the way to Aylsham, but now the limit of navigation for powered craft is just south of Coltishall.[3]

The nearby RAF Coltishall played an important role during World War II, and afterwards, but was finally closed in December 2006. The site is now home to HMP Bure.

Horstead watermill on the Coltishall-Horstead river border was one of the most photographed mills in the county until it burned down in 1963.


Notable residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb". (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[4]

Climate data for Coltishall, UK
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
10
(50)
13
(55)
16
(61)
19
(66)
21
(70)
22
(72)
19
(66)
15
(59)
10
(50)
7
(44)
13.9
(57)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
1
(34)
2
(36)
3
(37)
6
(43)
9
(48)
11
(52)
11
(52)
9
(48)
5
(41)
2
(36)
1
(34)
5.1
(41.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48
(1.9)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
43
(1.7)
41
(1.6)
61
(2.4)
53
(2.1)
61
(2.4)
64
(2.5)
69
(2.7)
74
(2.9)
66
(2.6)
666
(26.2)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes."
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  3. ^ The Canals of Eastern England, (1977), John Boyres and Ronald Russell, David and Charles, ISBN 978-0-7153-7415-3
  4. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on June 4, 2013.

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