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.
Post Office at Mrs. Charlotte Cook's: letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 5 p.m.
Adams Robert, shopkeeper
Andrews Barnett, supt. of police
Ashton Joseph, brazier, &c.
Boyce Robert, plumber & glazier
Doubley Geo. shopkpr. & brklyr.
Drake John, wheelwright
Edwards William. vict. Red Lion
Horrex Henry, blacksmith
Huttson Frederick, cattle dealer
Lemmon William T. beerhouse
Partridge Henry Samuel, Esq. Hall Pitts Jeremiah, grocer and draper
Pooley Isaac, carpenter
Smith Susan, schoolmistress
Spurgin[sic] Rev. John, B.A. vicar
Thurston Jas. land agt. West Farm Trundle Edward Wm. schoolmaster
Turner George, carpenter
Warren Wm. baker, grocer, & drpr
Wells Mrs. Ann
Wright Richard, butcher
Gayford Thos. J.
Adcock John L.