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Houghton on the Hill, Norfolk

Historical Description

Houghton-on-the-Hill, a parish consisting of a single farm and a few cottages, in Norfolk, near the river Wissey, 4½ miles SE from Swaffham, and 2 SW from Holme Hale station on the G.E.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Swaffham. Acreage, 609; population of the civil parish, 51; of the ecclesiastical, with North Piekenham, 289. The manor belongs to the Applewhaite family. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of North Piekenham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church, dedicated to St Mary, consists of nave and chancel, with a tower.

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 parishHoughton-on-the-Hill St. Mary 
HundredSouth Greenhoe 
Poor Law unionSwaffham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.