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"HOE, commonly called Hoo, is a small village and parish, 2 miles N.E. of East Dereham, containing 220 souls, and 1,345 acres of land. Edward Lombe, Esq., is lord of the manor; but the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, Mr. William Grounds, and a few smaller owners have estates here.The Church, is a perpetual curacy, valued in the King's Book at £8. 13s. 4d., and consolidated with East Dereham. The nave was rebuilt in 1794, and the chancel, in 1820. The Church Land, 13A. 1R. 38P., is let for £20." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

See also Howe.



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Andrew, Hoe, Norfolk.
Two volumes.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, RAF Swanton Morley Family History Society, 1993]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries



You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Hoe area or see them printed on a map.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
Church of St Andrew
Services, etc.

Church Records

Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Parish Registers of St Andrew's Church, Hoe, Norfolk.
Baptisms 1733-1883, Banns 1754-1789, Marriages 1733-1790, and Burials 1733-1812.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, RAF Swanton Morley Family History Society, 1990s]
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Hoe Post Mill
Description and history.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Hoe is in Launditch Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Launditch Hundred
Description of Launditch Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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
Families Population
1801 47 47 234
1811 34 48 233
1821 31 48 228
1831 44 48 235
1841 40 -- 220
1851 43 -- 223
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 41 -- 169
1871 41 43 177
1881 41 41 197
1891 38 38 185
1901 36 36 162
1911 -- 34 137

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
"A Chapelry to the Vicarage of East Dereham, Mitford Hundred."