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Pattesley is a small village in the English county of Norfolk, located about one mile (1.6 km) south of the village of Oxwick. It consists of a few scattered houses. The population is included in the civil parish of Colkirk.


After the Norman conquest, William the Conqueror granted the village to Lord Peter de Valognes, who let Roger de Pattesley administer it on his behalf.[1]

Pattesley was mentioned in the 1067 Domesday Book survey.[2] During the reign of Elizabeth I of England, it was briefly donated by Sir Christopher Heydon to Caius College, which soon exchanged the manor with Sir Roger Townshend of Raynham.[3]

The village once supported a church consecrated to Saint John the Baptist,[4] though this is recorded as a remnant as early as 1831[5] and appears to have been abandoned on the 16th century, according to some sources.[6] The church building was later incorporated into a farmhouse known as Pattesley House or Pattesley Cottage, now a Grade II*listed building[7]

Its recorded population in 1861 was only ten.[8]

Other uses[edit]

Its name is used by a singing group, "The Pattesley Singers", which is based in nearby Colkirk.[9]


  1. ^ Parkin 1809, p. 26
  2. ^ Darby et al. 2008, p. 283
  3. ^ Parkin 1809, pp. 27–28
  4. ^ Caius 1904, p. 380
  5. ^ Lewis 1831, p. 512
  6. ^ Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society 2007, p. 144
  7. ^ "Pattesley House". English Heritage. Retrieved 2011-06-26.
  8. ^ Kelly 1865, p. 349
  9. ^ Colkirk village website Archived 2011-10-07 at the Wayback Machine


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Coordinates: 52°46′52″N 0°48′50″E / 52.781°N 0.814°E / 52.781; 0.814