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 1,503 (2011)[1]
• Density 207/km2 (540/sq mi)
OS grid reference TG271197
Civil parish
  • Coltishall
District
Shire county
Region
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
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°43′41″N 1°21′43″E / 52.7281°N 1.36189°E / 52.7281; 1.36189

Coltishall is a village (population 2001 - 1,405[2]) on the River Bure, west of Wroxham, in the English county of Norfolk,[3] within the Norfolk Broads. The population at the 2011 Census had increased to 1,503.

History[edit]

Coltishall was a place of note even when the Domesday Book was compiled. In 1231 the village was made a free town by King Henry III.

A complete history of the village and rectory up until the 1730's was compiled by Robert Parr, the then Rector. [4]

For 250 years Coltishall 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.[5]

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).[6]

Climate data for Coltishall, United Kingdom
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)
14
(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
(41)
Average 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)
665
(26.2)
Source: Weatherbase [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council, 2001. "Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes[permanent dead link]."
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 – The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  4. ^ http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-hist-norfolk/vol6/pp303-310
  5. ^ The Canals of Eastern England, (1977), John Boyres and Ronald Russell, David and Charles, ISBN 978-0-7153-7415-3
  6. ^ Climate Summary for closest city on record[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. [permanent dead link] Retrieved on June 4, 2013.

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