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Norfolk: Hingham

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Hingham is about 6 miles W. of Wymondham.
It is also the name of a deanery.


See Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Andrew
Minister, services, location, description, history, pictures, etc.
Church of St Andrew
Description and pictures.
No author
The story of Hingham Church.
[Norwich, Goose, 1947]
Norris, Roger and Watson, Maureen
Historic Hassocks of Hingham.
[St Andrew's Church, Hingham, 1990]

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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), Hingham was in Forehoe Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Hingham Town Pages
Description, history, churches, Lincoln connection, maps, pictures, etc.
Hingham Water Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hingham Tower Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Hingham Society History Group
Hingham, one hundred years captured in photographs.
[Hingham Society History Group, c1992]
Hingham Society History Group
Hingham, one hundred years captured in photographs.
[Hingham Society History Group, vol 2, 1998]
Norris, Roger
Hingham, a short guide.
St Andrew's Church, Hingham
Parish and people, an exhibition illustrating aspects of parish life in former days, June 1980.
[Hingham, Friends of St Andrew's Church, Typescript, 1980]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

Emigration and Immigration

The ancestor of Abraham Lincoln is thought to have been born in Hingham, Norfolk and, in the 1630s, people sailed from here and settled in Hingham Massachusetts.

Hingham Society History Group
Hingham, the American connection, from the earliest settlers to the present day.
[Hingham Society History Group, 1999]
Lonsdale, Mary E.
The heyday of their strength, the story of the emigrants from Hingham, Norfolk to the New World in the 17th century.
[Wymondham, George Reeve, 1979]
Hingham (Massachusetts) Town Government Pages
Town services, facilities, etc.
Hingham (Massachusetts) Historical Society
History, etc.
History of Hingham, Massachusetts, 1893
This book, published in 1893, is being put online. It contains information on many aspects of Hingham, including history, genealogies, religion, etc.


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

Hingham 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


History of Hingham
(From "The Norfolk Village Book", Countryside Books and the Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes, 1990)
Hingham Society History Group
Hingham during the Second World War.
[Hingham Society History Group, c1996]
Lonsdale, Mary E.
Hingham and St Andrew's Church.
Lonsdale, Mary E.
Hingham in history.
Wallis, A.
Lincoln's Hingham, a concise guide to the history of the town and its many connections with the U.S.A.
[Hingham, Lincoln's Tea and Coffee Shoppe, 1990s]
Watt, George Gordon and Johnson, John Barham
History of Hingham, Norfolk, and its Church of St Andrew.
[East Dereham, Mason, 1921]

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Hingham Enclosure Act 1781.
An act for dividing, and inclosing commons and waste lands within the parish of Hingham, in the county of Norfolk.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Hingham Heritage Map
With sketches. This is a link to an archived copy.
Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

See Norfolk Parish Links: Military Records

Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Voting Registers

Poll Books
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
May 2006