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Hindolveston

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"HINDOLVESTON, vulgarly called Hilderston, is a large village, 8 miles E. of Fakenham, and 7 miles N.W. of Reepham; and has in its parish 839 souls, and 2487A. of land, belonging to various owners. Lord Hastings holds the manor (fine certain,) and the rectorial tithes on lease from the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, who are also patrons of the Church (St. George,) which is a vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £6. 1s., and in 1831 at £76; and augmented in 1810, with £1200, in parliamentary grants, laid out in the purchase of 28A. of land at Saxlingham; besides which, here are 8 acres of glebe. The great tithes have been commuted for £434 per annum, but the vicar (Rev. J. Lloyd,) has only a yearly modus of £50. In the parish are 170 acres of wood belonging to the Dean and Chapter. The Independents and the Wesleyans have each a chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Jayne Cole]

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Hindolveston is about 8 miles S. of Holt.
The name is pronounced as Hilveston.

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Cemeteries

Old Church of St George
Transcriptions and photographs of gravestones in the churchyard.
Not all gravestones may be included, even when a site is marked as complete, for example when stones are not legible enough to be photographed.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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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.
    Until 1857 it had been in the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St George the Martyr.
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Church History

Craske, David; and Lord, John Fairbourne
A Brief History of Hindolveston St George.
To commemorate the centenary of the collapse of old St George's church, Hindolveston, 1892-1992.
[Albion Graphics, 1992?]
Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Old Church of St George
Description and pictures.
Church of St George
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
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), Hindolveston was in Aylsham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

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Description & Travel

Hindolveston Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Hindolveston Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hindolveston 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 Hindolveston 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. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Hindolveston (73), Swanton Novers (26), and Wood Norton.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1811.
[1811]
Great Britain: Statute
Hindolveston, Swanton Novers and Wood Norton Inclosure Act, 1811.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Hindolveston, Swanton Novers, and Wood Norton, in the county of Norfolk.
[1811]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG035294 (Lat/Lon: 52.823305, 1.01941), Hindolveston which are provided by:

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Military Records

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • After 1834 Hindolveston 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.
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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
1801134--621
1811  97136656
1821159160756
1831123175797
1841174--839
1851168--748
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
1861164--705
1871160167676
1881153154651
1891147147613
1901146146619
1911--142630

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.

1851 Census
"To the demolition of some cottages, and the uninhabited state of others, is ascribed a decrease of population since 1841, in the Parish of Hindolveston."

Other population figures