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