Coordinates: 52°37′31″N 1°13′18″E / 52.625353°N 1.221714°E / 52.625353; 1.221714
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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
Dialling code01603
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′31″N 1°13′18″E / 52.625353°N 1.221714°E / 52.625353; 1.221714

Colney (/ˈkni/)[1] is a village in the western outskirts of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk.


Colney's name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and derives from the Old English for 'Cola's' island.[2]

Colney is listed in the Domesday Book as a settlement of 34 households in the hundred of Humbleyard. The village was divided between the estates of Roger Bigod, Godric the Steward and William d'Ecouis.[3]


According to the 2011 Census, Colney is a settlement of 153 residents living in 58 households.[4]

Colney falls within the constituency of South Norfolk and is represented at Parliament by Richard Bacon MP of the Conservative Party.

St. Andrew's Church[edit]

Colney's parish church is one of Norfolk's remaining 124 round-tower churches and is dedicated to Saint Andrew.[5]


Greenacres Memorial Park is located within the village which is a facility for natural burials, scattering of ashes and a Memorial Hall for the celebration for wakes and wedding receptions.[6] The funeral of TV presenter Caroline Flack took place there in 2020.[7]

The John Innes Centre and Quadram Institute, both parts of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are located within the village.

Norwich City's Lotus Training Ground is located in Colney.

War memorial[edit]

Colney's war memorial takes the form of a Celtic cross located close to Old Watton Road. It lists the following names for the First World War:

And, the following for the Second World War:


  1. ^ "Linguistic Notes on Norwich and Norfolk Place-names for Language and Communication Students". University of East Anglia. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  3. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics. (2011). Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  5. ^ Knott, S. (2019). Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  6. ^ GreenAcres Group. (2022). Retrieved December 18, 2022.
  7. ^ Minelle, Bethany (16 March 2020). "Caroline Flack's mother shares details of presenter's private funeral". Retrieved 25 June 2021.

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