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Kelly's 1883
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Hockwold cum Wilton Archeology [Morfolk Heritage Explorer]
Hockwold early and later postmills, Mill Lane postmill, Mill Lane smockmill and Redmoor smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
Hockwold lower and upper drainage mill [Jonathann Neville]
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Norfolk - Hockwold

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 749-750

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, November 2000]

HOCKWOLD, WITH WILTON, are adjoining villages, from 4 to 5 miles W. of Brandon, and form one parish, comprising 1,067 souls, and 237 houses, and 6,569 acres of land, over which a new road was made, with a suspension bridge across the river to Suffolk, in 1829. A fair is held at Hockwold on July 25th. The chief land owners and lords of the manors are the Rev. W. Newcome, and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Hockwold Church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small edifice, with a square tower and three bells. Wilton Church, (St. James,) has a tower, surmounted by an octagonal spire, and six bells. The former rectory, valued in the King's book at £9 13s. 11d., and Wilton vicarage, at £6 7s. 6d., are consolidated, and were valued in 1831 at £530. They are in the gift of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and enjoyed by the Rev. W. Hanson, who is lessee of the rectorial tithes of Wilton. Here is a Wesleyan chapel and also a National school. Within the bounds of the parish is an extra-parochial farm called Redmore. The poor have 30a. of fen land to cut turf on, and have also 24s. yearly, left by Thos. Blackerley; about £10 from 5a. of land left by Robt. Clough; £8 8s. from 9a. of fen purchased with poor's money, in 1769; and £8, as the interest of £200 left by the Rev. W. Adamson, in 1776.

Post Office at Mr. W. Rolfe's: letters arrive at 3 a.m., and are despatched at 8 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, November 2000; links updated November 2010.

1891 Census Names Index
Kelly's 1883
White's 1836 [Hockwold Village pages]
White's 1845, 1864 and 1883 [all GENUKI-NFK]
Hockwold early and later postmills, Mill Lane postmill, Mill Lane smockmill and Redmoor smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
Hockwold lower and upper drainage mill [Jonathann Neville]
Local village site [Nigel Nudds]
More on Hockwold [GENUKI-NFK]
Parish Register Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to villages index
Paddy's home page