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Hockwold cum Wilton is about 8 miles N.W. of Thetford.
It is also known as Hockwold with Wilton.
It consists of the villages of Hockwold and Wilton.
See also Hockering and Hockham.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St James
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Church of St James
Description and pictures.
Church of St James
Description of the bells and picture of the church.

Church of St Peter
Picture of the church.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Hockwold Methodist Church
Picture of the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts for Hockwold
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Parish Register Transcripts for Hockwold
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Parish Register Transcripts for Wilton
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Marriages
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), Hockwold cum Wilton was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Hockwold cum Wilton
Description, history, churches, parish council, maps, village magazine, pictures, organisations, etc.
King's Lynn Arts Centre
Portrait of a Village: Hockwold.
[ISBN 189832803X, King's Lynn Arts Centre, 1993]
Hockwold Mill Lane Post Mill
Description and history.
Hockwold Mill Lane Smock Mill
Description and history.
Hockwold Redmoor Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
Hockwold Lower Drainage Mill
Description, history and map.
Hockwold Upper Drainage Mill
Description, history and map.
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Directories

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Historical Geography

Hockwold cum Wilton is in Grimshoe Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Grimshoe Hundred
Description of Grimshoe Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Hockwold cum Wilton Inclosure Act, 1814.
An act for enclosing lands in the township of Hockwold-cum-Wilton, in the County of Norfolk.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property

Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc

Population

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
Houses
Families Population
1801132132  616
1811136139  700
1821128180  846
1831184184  878
1841194--  949
1851228--1067
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
1861203--803
1871212212888
1881187188809
1891194195809
1901184186769
1911--188805

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.

1851 Census
"The Return for Hockwold-cum-Wilton includes Redmoor, deemed extra-parochial, containing 31 persons in 1851."
1861 Census
"The decrease of population in the parish of Hockwold-cum-Wilton is attributed to emigration."

Voting Registers

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October 2009