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St Andrew's church
Colney is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area3.83 km2 (1.48 sq mi)
Population153 (2011)
• Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG181079
Civil parish
  • Colney
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR4
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′31″N 1°13′18″E / 52.625353°N 1.221714°E / 52.625353; 1.221714Coordinates: 52°37′31″N 1°13′18″E / 52.625353°N 1.221714°E / 52.625353; 1.221714

Colney (/ˈkni/)[1] is a village in the western outskirts of Norwich in Norfolk, England. It is in the administrative district of South Norfolk. It covers an area of 3.83 km2 (1.48 sq mi) and had a population of 124 in 35 households at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to 153 at the 2011 census.[3]

The villages name means 'Cola's island'.

Its church, St Andrew, is one of 124 existing round-tower churches in Norfolk.

The village is home of Greenacres Memorial Park, which contains sections for natural 'woodland' burials and interments/scatterings of ashes after cremation, and a Memorial Hall for celebrations of funerals and weddings.[4] Cremation services can take place there although coffins are taken to a licensed crematorium elsewhere for actual cremation.[5] Those whose funerals have taken place here include television presenter Caroline Flack (1979-2020).[6]

Colney is home to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute and the location of Norwich City F.C.'s training ground.[7]

The River Yare flows through it.


  1. ^ "Linguistic Notes on Norwich and Norfolk Place-names for Language and Communication Students". University of East Anglia. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Colney parish information". South Norfolk Council. 4 January 2006. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Parish population 2011". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ [1] Greenacres Group website, accessed 28 June 2021.
  5. ^ [2] Greenacres Group website, page Cremations and Colney, accessed 28 June 2021.
  6. ^ Minelle, Bethany (16 March 2020). "Caroline Flack's mother shares details of presenter's private funeral". Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  7. ^ Norwich City FC training ground Archived 2015-07-05 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 26 June 2014

External links[edit]

St Andrew's on the European Round Tower Churches Website

Media related to Colney at Wikimedia Commons