"HACKFORD PARISH includes Reepham market place, and has 712 souls, 815a. 3r. 12p. of land, belonging to a number of owners, the largest of whom is the Ven. John B. Collyer, M.A., archdeacon of Norwich, who resides at Hackford Hall, a pleasant mansion with tasteful pleasure grounds and shrubberies 1½ miles W. of the town. The Ollands, a Gothic mansion, with embattled towers and turrets, pleasantly situated on a declivity near the church, was built in 1832, and is occupied by Mrs. Charlotte Bircham. Hackford Vale, a neat residence, 1 mile N.W. of the town, is the property of Robt. Blake Humfrey, Esq. Here is a National School for the use of Hackford and Whitwell." [Francis White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]


Hackford near Reepham is about 11 miles N.W. of Norwich.
The parish is part of the Town of Reepham.
See also Reepham with Kerdiston and Hackford near Wymondham.



The parishes of Reepham with Kerdiston, Hackford and Whitwell share a churchyard and civil cemeteries.
See Reepham with Kerdiston.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Sparham, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church was dedicated to All Saints but it burnt down in the 1500s.
    The parishioners used the church at Whitwell.
    It shares the same churchyard with the church of Reepham with Kerdiston.

Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures of the ruins.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1584-1901, Banns 1754-1771, Marriages 1559-1900 and Burials 1559-1900.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Hackford near Reepham was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

You can see pictures of Hackford which are provided by:



See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories




Historical Geography

Hackford near Reepham is in Eynsford Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Eynsford Hundred
Description of Eynsford Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Hackford has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (77): Whitwell and Hackford.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1803.
Great Britain: Statute
Whitwell and Hackford Inclosure Act, 1803.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the several open fields, commonable meadow and pasture lands, and certain of the commons and waste lands, within the parishes of Whitwell and Hackford, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG084227 (Lat/Lon: 52.761256, 1.08726), Hackford which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Hackford near Reepham became part of the Aylsham Union, and the workhouses were at Buxton and Oulton. These were replaced by a new workhouse at Aylsham in 1849.