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Coston, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°36′53″N 1°02′38″E / 52.6146°N 1.0439°E / 52.6146; 1.0439
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Coston church east side
Coston is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Civil parish
  • Brandon Parva, Coston, Runhall and Welborne
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR9
Dialling code01603
List of places
52°36′53″N 1°02′38″E / 52.6146°N 1.0439°E / 52.6146; 1.0439

Coston is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Brandon Parva, Coston, Runhall and Welborne, in the South Norfolk district, in the county of Norfolk, England. The village is divided from nearby Runhall by the River Yare. In 1931 the parish had a population of 33.[1]


Coston's name is of joint Anglo-Saxon and Viking origin and derives from an amalgamation from the Old English and Old Norse for Karr's farmstead or settlement.[2]

Coston does not feature in the Domesday Book.[3]

The principal building, now hidden by mature trees, is the mid-13th century church of St. Michael. Its dilapidated state was noticed in the 18th century, but subsequent repairs took place with some success.[4] It is now under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust and is a stopping off point for the Barnham Broom and Upper Yare remembrance trail.[5] and the northeastern side of the bridge looks towards Coston Fen.

Two businesses that are accessible to the public operate in Coston. A booking only fishing venue (carp) at Coston Day Ticket Fishing Lake[6] and the Coston Hall Dairy where raw milk can be purchased.[7]

On 1 April 1935 the parish was abolished and merged with Runhall.[8]


Newer front porch (c. 18th century)
The Churches Conservation Trust notice
BBUY remembrance trail notice
St Michael, hidden by the trees
Rear view of St Michael, Coston


  1. ^ "Population statistics Coston AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  2. ^ University of Nottingham. (2022). Retrieved December 20, 2022. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Norfolk/Coston
  3. ^ Domesday Book. (1086). Retrieved December 20, 2022. https://opendomesday.org/map/
  4. ^ "St Michael, Coston". Churches of East Anglia. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Barnham Broom & Upper Yare Remembrance Project". Barnham Broom. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Coston Lakes Day Ticket Lake in Norfolk". Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Raw Milk - Fresh from the Farm". Coston Hall Dairy. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Relationships and changes Coston AP/CP through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 7 February 2023.