All Saints Church, Cockthorpe.
|Population||273 (parish, 2001 census)|
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|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Cockthorpe is a hamlet within the civil parish of Binham , in the English county of Norfolk. It is 5.2 miles (8.4 km) north-west of Holt, 28.9 miles (46.5 km) north-west of Norwich and 127 miles (204 km) north of London.
The hamlet is close to the North Norfolk coast and the villages of Stiffkey, Blakeney and Morston. The hamlet has a small church which is called All Saints and has a 14th-century tower. The church is now disused.
- Sir Cloudesley Shovell, the distinguished seafarer, was born in Cockthorpe.
- Sir Henry Gough, 1st Baronet, Member of Parliament, (1709–74) was made a Baronet in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom in 1728. He married into the Calthorpe family, descendants of the Calthorpes who held the manors of Cockthorpe, Norfolk, and Ampton, Suffolk, and who were also sometime Lords of the Manor of Edgbaston. The Fess Ermine in Birmingham's coat of arms is a reference to the arms of the Calthorpe family.
- Christopher Calthorpe, emigrated to Virginia, arriving 1622 (represented Elizabeth City County and York County in House of Burgesses).http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Calthorpe_Christopher_ca_1560-1763#start_entry