Houghton (or New Houghton)


"HOUGHTON (NEW), or Houghton in the Brake, 10 miles W. of Falkenham, and 13 miles N.E. by E. of Lynn, is a parish and a village, comprising 49 houses, 224 souls, and 1,521 acres of land, of which 100a. are in woods, and 800 acres in the park of Houghton Hall, one of the seats of the owner, and lord of the manor, the Marquis of Cholmondeley, whose other residence is Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire. . . . It was begun in 1722 by the celebrated Sir Robt. Walpole and finished in 1735, during which period the founder continued Prime Minister of state. . . . The Church, dedicated to St. Martin, was rebuilt by Sir Robert Walpole, after he had completed the Hall. It stands in the park, and contains several memorials to the Walpoles . . . . The vicarage, valued in the King's book at £5, and in 1850 at £104, is enjoyed by the Rev. J. Hy. Broome." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © Brian Randell]

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Historical Geography

Houghton is in Gallow Hundred.

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

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



David Adams (david[at]jdieabutterbache.plus[dot]com)
Researching the parish and hall at Houghton (Norfolk), 19th and 20th centuries.

Land & Property

Houghton Hall
House, gardens, etc.
(No author)
Houghton Hall. (Guide Book).
[ISBN 0851011179, Derby, English Life Publications, 1976]
Yaxley, David (editor)
Survey of Houghton Hall Estate, 1800 (with maps), by Joseph Hill.
[ISBN 0951160001, Norwich, Norfolk Record Society Vol 50, 1984]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF791277 (Lat/Lon: 52.817236, 0.656604), Houghton (or New Houghton) which are provided by: