Pattesley

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

History[edit]

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

Pattesley was mentioned on the Domesday Book survey.[2] During Elizabethian times, it was briefly donated to Caius College by Sir Christopher Heydon. The college exchanged the manor with Sir Roger Townshend of Raynham shortly after.[3]

The village once supported a church consecrated to Saint John the Baptist[4] though this is recorded as only a remnant as early as 1831[5] and appears to have been abandoned on the 16th Century, according to some sources.[6] The church 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 10 people.[8]

Other uses[edit]

Its name is used by the singing group "The Pattesley Singers", who rehearse in nearby Colkirk.[9]

Notes[edit]

  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