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Hockering

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"HOCKERING village stands on a declivity of the Norwich road, near the Blackwater rivulet, 5 miles E. of East Dereham, and includes within its parish 457 inhabitants, 1,934 acres of land, mostly the property of Thomas Trench Berney, Esq., lord of the manor. Mrs. A. Howard and Mrs. Martineau have estates here. The Church (St. Michael,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 3s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Mattishall Burgh. The joint benefices were valued in 1831, at £600 per annum, and are in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Thos. Berney, M.A., who has here about 50 acres of glebe. The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

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See also Hockham and Hockwold.

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Cemeteries

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
St Michael, Hockering: Memorial Inscriptions.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 2003]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Michael.
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Church History

Church of St Michael
Description and pictures.
Church of St Michael
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Baptisms: Hockering, 1571-1783.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages: Hockering, 1561-1753.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Campling, Arthur
Index of Burials: Hockering, 1561-1758.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
Archdeacon's Transcripts or Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Marriages
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Hockering was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Hockering
News, parish council, etc.
Hockering Post Mill
Short description.
Hockering Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hockering Water Mill
Short description.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hockering which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Hockering is in Mitford hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Hockering 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
Hockering and Morton on the Hill Inclosure Act, 1825.
An act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Hockering and Morton in the county of Norfolk: 20th May 1825.
[London, Eyre and Strahan, 1825]
[London, Dorington and Son, 1825]
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Maps

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Mitford and Launditch Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG076131 (Lat/Lon: 52.675601, 1.068848), Hockering which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World War 1.
Roll of Honour
World War 1.
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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
18013558276
18113566344
18213973392
18315187438
184191--457
185188--420
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186187--387
18718989404
18818994372
18918386359
19018086376
1911--79308

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.

1901 Census
"Including Hockering Heath."