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Norfolk: Heckingham

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Heckingham is about 6 miles N.E. of Bungay (which is in Suffolk).


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Gregory
Description and pictures.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in 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), Heckingham was in Loddon and Clavering Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Norton Subcourse and Heckingham Inclosure Act, 1817.
An act for inclosing lands within the parishes of Norton and Heckingham, in the county of Norfolk; and for draining certain lands in the said parish of Norton.
[George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

Roll of Honour for Hales and Heckingham.
World Wars 1 and 2.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

After 1834 Heckingham became part of the Loddon and Clavering Union, and the workhouse was in this parish.

Loddon and Clavering Union
Parishes in the union, their arrangements for the poor before 1834, etc.
Loddon and Clavering Union and Workhouse
Description from White's Directory of Norfolk, 1845.
Loddon and Clavering Union and Workhouse
Description and pictures.
Heckingham Workhouse became Hales Hospital.
Bilyard, John
Hales Hospital: A history - workhouse to hospital.
[ISBN 0951241907, Norwich, Norwich Health Authority, 1987]
Bilyard, John
Hales Hospital: Thirty Years of Friendship.
[The Friends of Hales Hospital, 1991?]
Reid, Andy
Fire at the Workhouse! A study in cause and motive.
[ISBN 1869831160, Great Yarmouth, Bridge Publications, Teaching historical skills series, 1988]
Reid, Andy
The Union Workhouse: A Study Guide for Teachers and Local Historians.
Includes the Mitford and Launditch Union at Gressenhall, the Depwade Union at Pulham Market, and the Loddon and Clavering Union at Heckingham.
[ISBN 0850339146, Chichester, Phillimore, for the British Association for Local History, 1994]

Voting Registers

See Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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January 2008