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Norfolk - Great Hockham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, p. 829

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001]

HOCKHAM, 5 miles N.W. by N. of East Harling, is a pleasant village and parish, comprising 133 houses,690 souls,and 3,196 acres of land, chiefly belonging to Henry Samuel Partridge, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at the Hall, a spacious brick edifice. It was formerly in two parishes called Great and Little Hockham ; but the church of the latter was demolished after the reign of Richard II. Great Hockham had the grant of a market on Friday, and fair on Easter-Monday, from Henry III. ; but the former has long been obsolete, and the latter is merely a pleasure mart. The Church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, stands in the park ; and the living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's book at £8 17s. 11d., and in 1831, at £220. the Rev. John Spurgeon, B.A., is patron and incumbent. The Common and Cranberry Fen, which had a lake of 280a. were enclosed and drained in 1795, when a Fuel Allotment of 40a. was awarded for the use of parishioners not occupying more than £5 a year. The Town Land, 16a. 22p., received in exchange at the enclosure, is let for £30, which is applied with the poor-rates. A School was built in 1832 by H. S. Partridge, Esq. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001; links updated February 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Shropham hundred
Wayland union
White's 1845 Directory entry [GENUKI-NFK]
Kelly's 1883
White's 1883 Directory entry [Nigel Pendall]
Gt Hockham postmill and smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
Local village web-site
Hockham archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Gt Hockham [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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Paddy's home page