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Norfolk: Honing

William White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk 1883

[Transcription copyright Juanita Hadwin]

HONING, a small village and parish, on the east side of the canal, nearly 4 miles S.E. of North Walsham, is in Smallburgh union, Tunstead hundred, North Walsham county court district, Happing and Tunstead petty sessional division, Norwich bankruptcy district, North Walsham polling district of North Norfolk, Norfolk archdeaconry, and rural deanery of Waxham (Tunstead division). The rateable value in the year 1881 was 2241.

It had 322 inhabitants in the year 1881, and the parish comprises 1187A. 1R. 17P. of enclosed land, and about 200A. of wood, heath, and common, on which the poor have the right of herbage. The principal owner and lord of the manor, is Edward George Cubitt, Esq., of Honing Hall, a large modern mansion of brick, built in 1748, and enlarged in 1871, and situated in a richly wooded park of 60 acres. The Earl of Kimberley and others have small estates here.

The CHURCH (St. Peter & St. Paul) is a handsome edifice, comprising nave, chancel, and south porch, which were renovated in 1796, and an ancient and lofty tower containing five bells. There are 300 sittings. The vicarage, valued in the King's Book at 4 13s. 4d., is consolidated with that of Dilham. (See page 233). The Rev. John Alfred Laurence, B.A., is the incumbent, and he resides at Dilham. The glebe here is 19 acres, and the tithes were commuted in 1842, for yearly rent-charges of 145 to the vicar, and 283 to the Dean and Chapter of Norwich, the appropriators.

The poor have the interest of 46, arising from the sale of a house left by John Gibbs. Rents amounting to 37 10s. a year from 3A. 2R. 36P., in Tunstead, left by Thomas Husband, in 1613, and 18A. 3P. in Dilham, left by John Baxter, are disposed of as follows: half for church expenses in lieu of a church rate, and half for the benefit of the parish, of this latter half 16 is given for the schooling of poor children. There is a sum of 135 belonging to the parish in the hands of the Charity Commissioners.

A new National School was built in 1872, on a piece of glebe given by the vicar, at a gross cost of 230. Here is a large nursery comprising about 7 acres.

POST viâ Smallburgh, Norwich.

	ANDREWS   Mr Thomas
	BARNARD   Samuel           parish clerk
	BEANE     John             blacksmith
	BECK      George           farmer, Bridge gate
	BROWN     James John       grocer, draper, and beer retailer
	BROWN     James Nurse      cooper & vict. Swan Inn
	BUFFHAM   Frederick        farmer
	BUFFHAM   John             farmer
	CUBITT    Edward Geo. Esq. landowner, The Hall
	FORDER    Miss Jane        schoolmistress
	GAZE      Charles          farmer
	GEDGE     James            farmer
	GEDGE     Richard          farmer
	LARTER    John             blacksmith
	LAURENCE  Rev. John
	            Alfred, B.A.   vicar; h Dilham vicarage
	LINES     Nathaniel        farmer
	NEAVE     Mr James
	OSBORNE   Robert           basket maker
	PAGE      Robert           farmer
	POINTER   James            farmer
	POOLEY    Jas.             vict. Gardeners' Arms Inn
	STEWARD   John             farmer
	THIRTLE   Charles          farmer
	WARNES    Henry            shoemaker
	WATKINSON George           nurseryman, &c.
	WATSON    Richard          grocer and draper
	YOUNGMAN  Thomas           farmer

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Copyright Pat Newby.
June 2002