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Hilborough

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"HILBOROUGH, or Hilburgh, is a scattered, but pleasant village, with a handsome hall, a good posting inn, and a large water mill, on the London road, 6 miles S. of Swaffham. Its parish has 337 inhabitants, and 2807 acres of land, nearly all the property of Henry Berney Caldwell, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at the Hall, a square brick mansion in a well-wooded park, on the western bank of a rivulet, erected in 1779, by Ralph Caldwell, Esq., who purchased the manor of James Nelthorpe, Esq., in 1763, after which he erected on it three new farm-houses, &c. The CHURCH (All Saints) is a neat edifice, with a fine square tower, containing five bells, and having freestone quoins and battlements. Over the western door are two effigies, one a man in armour, the other a savage, bearing in his left hand a ragged staff, and in the other a man's head. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £390, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John Dolignon, M.A." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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 The name may also be spelled Hillborough, Hilburgh and Hillburgh.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
    There was also a chapel dedicated to St Margaret.
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Church History

Church of All Saints
Description and pictures.
Church of All Saints
Services, etc.
The Church
The Church and Parish of All Saints, Hilborough, Norfolk.
[Swaffham, W.J. Coe, 1961]
Chapel of St Margaret
Description and picture.
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Church Records

Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Hilborough Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.

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You can see pictures of Hilborough which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hilborough is in South Greenhoe hundred.

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

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Land & Property

Great Britain: Statute
Hilborough Inclosure Act, 1769.
An act for dividing and inclosing the common fields, commons and waste grounds, in the manor and parish of Hilborowe, in the county of Norfolk.
[1769]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Swaffham Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.
This is a link to an archived copy.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF827005 (Lat/Lon: 52.571603, 0.694111), Hilborough which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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Names, Personal

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18014271360
18116063292
18215968349
18315865310
184162--337
185169--366
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186173--365
18717272330
18817480337
18917373297
19016767267
1911--69256

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.