Coston, Norfolk

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Coston is a hamlet[1] immediately adjacent to Runhall[2] in Norfolk, England.[3] The two are divided by a small bridge over the River Yare and the north eastern side of the bridge looks towards Coston Fen. Since 1935 Coston has been part of the civil parish of the villages of Brandon Parva, Coston, Runhall, and Welborne which cover a total area of 1,198 hectares and were all once part of the Hundred of Forehoe district.[4] The 2011 census states the parish had a population of 401 with 148 households.[5]

The hamlet's name means 'Karr's farm/settlement'.[6]

The principle building, now hidden by mature trees, is the mid-13th century church of St. Michael. Its delapidated state was noticed in the 18th century, but subsequent repairs took place with some success.[7] 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.[8]

St Michael, hidden by the trees
Rear view of St Michael, Coston

Two businesses that are accessible to the public operate in Coston. A booking only fishing venue (carp) at Coston Day Ticket Fishing Lake[9] and the Coston Hall Dairy where raw milk can be purchased.[10]


Gallery[edit]

Coston church east side
Newer front porch (c. 18th century)
The Churches Conservation Trust notice
BBUY remembrance trail notice

References[edit]

  1. ^ Genuki
  2. ^ Vision of Britain
  3. ^ Geograph
  4. ^ "Hundred of Forehoe | Domesday Book". Retrieved 28 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Brandon Parva, Coston, Runhall & Welborne Parish Council". Retrieved 28 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Coston meaning
  7. ^ "St Michael, Coston". Churches of East Anglia. Retrieved 15 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Barnham Broom & Upper Yare Remembrance Project". Barnham Broom. Retrieved 28 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Coston Lakes Day Ticket Lake in Norfolk". Retrieved 28 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Raw Milk - Fresh from the Farm". Coston Hall Dairy. Retrieved 28 April 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Coordinates: 52°22′N 1°16′E / 52.36°N 1.27°E / 52.36; 1.27