Heckingham (St. Gregory)
HECKINGHAM (St. Gregory), a parish, in the union of Loddon and Clavering, hundred of Clavering, E. division of Norfolk, 1 mile (E.) from Loddon; containing 309 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1132a. 1r. 19p., of which 820 acres are arable, 244 pasture and meadow, and about 38 woodland. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £50. 10.; patron and impropriator, Sir E. B. Smijth, Bart., whose tithes have been commuted for £134. 3. The church has a circular tower surmounted by an octagonal turret, with enriched Norman doorways on the north and south. The school of industry for the hundreds of Clavering and Loddon, situated here, affords instruction to about 150 children; and the house of industry and hospital now form the union workhouse.