Docking  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Docking like this:

DOCKING, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a district in Norfolk. The village stands near the West Norfolk Junction railway, 12¼ miles S W by W of Wells; had anciently a priory, subordinate to Ivry abbey; and has now a post office‡ under Lynn, a railway station, a police station, a neat church in pointed architecture, two Methodist chapels, a national-school of 1860, a work-house built at a cost of £9, 000, and a weekly Saturday market. ...

The parish includes the ancient suppressed parish of Summerfield or Southmere, and comprises 5, 113 acres. Real property, £9, 381 . Pop., 1, 625. Houses, 333. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £459.* Patron, Eton College, on the nomination of the Bishop of Norwich.—The sub-district contains the parishes of Docking, Great Bircham, Bircham-Tofts, Bircham-Newton, Fring, Stanhoe, Barwick, Barmer, Bagthorpe, Syderstone, East Rudham, West Rudham, and New Houghton. Acres, 28, 4 76. Pop., 5, 397. Houses, 1, 116. The district comprehends also the sub-district of Snettisham, containing the parishes of Snettisham, Ingoldisthorpe, Dersingham, Shernborne, Anmer, Holme-next-the-Sea, Hunstanton, Great Ringstead, Heacham, and Sedgeford; and the sub-district of Burnham, containing the parishes of Burnham-Westgate, Burnham-Overy, Burnham-Norton, Burnham-Deepdale, Burnham-Thorpe, Burnham-Sutton-cum-Burnham-Ulph, Waterden, South Creake, North Creake, Brancaster, Titchwell, and Thornham, and the extra-parochial tract of Choseley. Acres, 101, 136. Poor-rates, in 1862, £10, 793. Pop. in 1841, 16, 927; in 1861, 17, 596. Houses, 3, 792. Marriages in 1860, 122; births, 529, -of which 61 were illegitimate; deaths, 381, -of which 149 were at ages under 5 years, and 17 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1, 208; births, 5, 641; deaths, 3, 672. The places of worship in 1851 were 33 of the Church of England, with 8, 978 sittings; 3 of Independents, with 761 s.; 21 of Wesleyan Methodists, with 2, 330 s.; 20 of Primitive Methodists, with 1, 497 s.; and 4 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 545 s. The schools were 29 public day schools, with 1, 564 scholars; 44 private day schools, with 964 s.; 42 Sunday schools, with 2, 148 s.; and 6 evening schools for adults, with 88 s.

Docking through time

Docking is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Docking itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Docking in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 01st June 2020

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