"HILLINGTON, or Hellington, 7 miles S.E. of Norwich, has only 64 souls, and 516A. of land, belonging partly to Doughty's Hospital, Norwich, and Mr. George Barham. The CHURCH (St. John the Baptist,) has a round tower. The rectory (not in charge) was valued in 1831 at £126. It is in the alternate patronage of Sir W. B. Proctor, and Sir C. H. Rich; and is now enjoyed by the Rev. J. Gilbert, of Chedgrave." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]
Hellington was sometimes called Hillington, which is the same name as a village near King's Lynn.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brooke, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
- The parish church is dedicated to St John the Baptist.
- Manning, Charles Robertson
- Notes on the Architecture of Hellington Church (St John the Baptist).
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.5, 1859]
- Tricker, Roy
- Eleven Churches, a Guide to the Bramerton Group, Norfolk.
Ashby St Mary (St Mary), Bergh Apton (St Peter and St Paul), Bramerton (St Peter), Carleton St Peter (St Peter), Claxton (St Andrew), Framingham Pigot (St Andrew), Hellington (St John the Baptist), Holverstone (St Mary), Rockland St Mary (St Mary), Rockland St Mary (St Margaret), Surlingham (St Mary the Virgin), Surlingham (St Saviour), Thurton (St Ethelbert), Yelverton (St Mary the Virgin).
[Bramerton Group of Churches, 1978]
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Hellington is in Loddon Hundred.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Loddon Hundred
- Description of Loddon Hundred
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
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