Houghton on the Hill
"HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL is a small parish, 4 miles S.E. of Swaffham, containing only 41 souls, and 600 acres of land, mostly belonging to E. T. Applewhaite, Esq., and occupied by non-residents. Mr. Wm. Blomfield, farm steward, occupies the house, besides which the only other dwellings are five cottages. The Church (St. Mary) is small pile, with a tower and 1 bell. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4.18s.9d., and consolidated with that of North Pickenham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Mary the Virgin.
- 1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1854: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1864: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk
- 1883: Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
- 1912: Kelly's Directory of Norfolk. This is a link to an archived copy.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories
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Houghton on the Hill is in South Greenhoe hundred.
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
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.