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Holme Hale, Norfolk

Historical Description

Holme Hale, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village, which has a station on the Thetford and Swaffham branch of the G.E.R., stands near the river Wissey, 5 miles SE by E from Swaffham, and has a post office under Thetford; money order office, West Bradenham; telegraph office, Swaffham. The parish comprises 2642 acres; population, 374. The hall is occupied by the Adiington family, who are lords of the manor. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross yearly value, £531. The church was begun in the time of Richard III. and finished in 1435, is a large building of flint in the Norman style, comprises nave, N aisle, and chancel, with a tower containing six bells, and is in good condition. There is a town estate of 46 acres, worth £50 a year, the money being divided between, the church, the schools, and the poor, and a poor's allotment of 24 acres.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishHolme-Hale St. Andrew 
HundredSouth Greenhoe 
Poor Law unionSwaffham 

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Visitations Heraldic

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Postal districtIP25
Post TownThetford