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Hockham is about 7 miles N.E. of Thetford.
It is also known as Great Hockham.
Little Hockham was formerly a separate parish and is now a hamlet, about 1 mile south.
See also Hockering, Hockwold cum Wilton and Holkham.


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of the Holy Trinity
Description and pictures.
Church of the Holy Trinity
Services, etc.
Simmons, R.W.H.
Holy Trinity Church, Great Hockham.
[Great Hockham, The Church, 1980s]

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or 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), Hockham was in Wayland Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Great Hockham
Description, history, pictures, maps, people, organisations, businesses, etc.
Great Hockham Post Mill
Great Hockham Smock Mill
Description and history.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Davison, Alan J.
Great Hockham - a village which has moved?
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.41, 1991]
Davison, Alan J.
Little Hockham
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society, in "Norfolk Archaeology", vol.40, 1987]

Land and Property

Kelly, Geoffrey Ian
Brick Kiln Farm, Great Hockham: a history.
Great Hockham Fuel and Furze Trustees
Great Hockham, Norfolk: fuel and furze allotment.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801  64  70350
1811  69  69392
1821  83123525
1831  98  99565
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1901 Census
"Including Little Hockham."

Voting Registers

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November 2009