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Hillington

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"HILLINGTON is a well-built village, pleasantly situated on the Fakenham turnpike, 8 miles N.E. by E. of Lynn, and has in its parish 321 souls, and 2,437 acres of land, nearly all belonging to Sir Wm. John Henry Browne Ffolkes, Bart., the lord of the manor, who resides at HILLINGTON HALL, a handsome mansion, seated in a spacious and well-wooded lawn and park, on the north side of the village, commanding a fine prospect of the vale. . . . The CHURCH, (St. Mary,) except the tower and chancel, was rebuilt in 1824, at the cost of £800. It contains several tombs and effigies of the Hovell family, whose estates passed to the Brownes and the Ffolkes. Here is also a handsome monument in memory of the late Sir Martin Browne Ffolkes, who was created a baronet in 1774. The rectory, valued in the King's Book at £13 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £426, is in the patronage of Sir W.J.H.B. Ffolkes, Bart., and incumbency of the Rev. Robt. Hales, M.A., who has about 60A. of glebe." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

See also Hellington.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
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Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Services, etc.
Church of St Mary
Picture of the church.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages 1695-1837
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 9.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
Church Inventory
Bells, books, communion plate, etc, in 1783.

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), Hillington was in Freebridge Lynn Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description and Travel

Hillington Water Mill
Pictures.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hillington is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

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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
Families Population
1801 37 38 189
1811 23 43 229
1821 25 49 252
1831 43 53 289
1841 52 -- 321
1851 57 -- 346
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861 56 -- 330
1871 60 64 309
1881 61 64 285
1891 58 68 275
1901 61 61 263
1911 -- 63 262

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.

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