Hockwold (St. Peter)

HOCKWOLD (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Thetford, hundred of Grimshoe, W. division of Norfolk, 4½ miles (W. by N.) from Brandon-Ferry; containing, with the parish of Wilton, 949 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Mildenhall to Lynn, which is here carried over the river Ouse by a handsome suspension-bridge, recently erected; it comprises by measurement 4860 acres, chiefly arable, and in good cultivation. The living is a rectory in four portions, with the vicarage of Wilton united, valued in the king's books at £9. 13. 11½.; patrons, the Master and Fellows of Caius College, Cambridge. The great tithes of the benefice have been commuted for £162, with a glebe of 142 acres, and the incumbent's for £704; the incumbent's glebe consists of 86 acres. The church is a handsome structure in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and contains three ancient stalls and a piscina; in the chancel are some monuments to the Wyche family.—See Wilton.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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