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Norfolk: Hockering

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1845

[Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]

HOCKERING village stands on a declivity of the Norwich road, near the Blackwater rivulet, 5 miles E. of East Dereham, and includes within its parish 457 inhabitants, 1,934 acres of land, mostly the property of Thomas Trench Berney, Esq., lord of the manor. Mrs. A. Howard and Mrs. Martineau have estates here.

The Church (St. Michael,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £7. 3s. 4d., and consolidated with that of Mattishall Burgh. The joint benefices were valued in 1831, at £600 per annum, and are in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Thos. Berney, M.A., who has here about 50 acres of glebe.

The Primitive Methodists have a small chapel here.

Hockering was the chief manor in the Barony of Rye, and was formerly held by the Mareschals, Roscelines, and Parkers.

The Poor's and Town's Lands have been vested in foeffees from an early period, and were encreased by allotments at the enclosure, in 1826. The property now consists of the Cock Inn, let for about £12; four cottages and gardens, let for about £10; 2A. 3R. of land, let for £2. 2s. a year; a garden, of 14 perches, used by the schoolmistress, and 4A. 1R. 21P., let for £13 a year. Out of these rents about £15 is expended yearly in supplying the poor with coals, and the rest is applied with the church rates. The poor have also the yearly doles of 9s. from Mowting's charity, and 20s. left by Ann Repps, in 1663, out of 3A., called Warner's Yard.

	Barnard      Jas.            saddler, &c.
	Bayes        Jas.            shoemaker
	Berney       Rev. Thos. M.A. Rectory
	Boyce        John            gent. Lodge
	Howard       Mrs. Ann
	Huggins      Wm.             blacksmith
	Isbill       Chas.           butcher and beer-house
	Kitteringham Downing         wheelwgt.
	Lovett       Jas.            corn miller
	Masters      Geo.            vict. Cock
	Nelson       John            grocer, &c.
	Nelson       Leonard         carpenter
	Parker       Granville       farm bailiff
	Ramm         Rt.             wheelwt. and par. clerk
	Taylor       Hy.             tailor
	Webster      John            shoemaker
         
	      FARMERS.

	Hook         John
	Leveridge    Wm.
	Leveridge    Moses
	Mack         Aemilius        (and butcher)
	Matthews     Wm.
	Nelson       James
	Payne        James
	Pilch        William

See also the Hockering parish page.

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June 1999