"HONINGHAM is a neat village on the East Dereham road, 8 miles W. by N. ofNorwich. Its parish is in St. Faith's Union, and has 358 souls, and 2527acres of land, all the property of the Rt. Hon. and Rev. Henry Wm.Powlett Lord Bayning, the lord of the manor, who is rector of Brome,in Suffolk, but now resides about three months of the year at HoninghamHall, a fine Elizabethan mansion, in an extensive and well-woodedpark. It was erected (except the new south front,) by Lord Chief JusticeRichardson, and afterwards sold to the Hon. Wm. Townshend, fourth son ofViscount Townshend, who married the heiress of Lord Powlett. His sonCharles was created Lord Bayning, of Foxley (Berks.,) in 1797, andwas, for many years, ambassador to the Court of Spain. He died in 1819,and was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles, who died unmarried in 1823,when his brother, the present lord, succeeded.The Church (St. Andrew,) stands a mile east of the village, and theliving is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at£8.12s.6d., and in 1831 at £503, with that of East Tuddenhamannexed to it. Lord Bayning is patron, and the Rev. Wm. Smith incumbent."[William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845 - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

Honingham is about 7 miles N. of Wymondham.


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 Records

Archdeacon's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

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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), Honingham was in St Faith's Registration District.

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Description & Travel

Honingham Tower Mill
Description and picture.
Honingham Water Mill
Description, history and picture.
Honingham V.C. Primary School
Village Handbook.
[Honingham, The School, 1990s]

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Historical Geography

Honingham is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

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



Historical Outline by the PRO.
Based on census information.

Land & Property

Sambrook, J.J.
Honingham Hall, Norfolk.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology" vol.34, 1969]
Great Britain: Statute
Honingham Inclosure Act, 1812.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Honingham, in the county of Norfolk.

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG103118 (Lat/Lon: 52.662693, 1.108073), Honingham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law