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Horning is about 9 miles N.E. of Norwich.
See also Honing and Horningtoft.


The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Tunstead (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Horning.
See Ashmanhaugh
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Benedict
Description and pictures.
Church of St Benedict
Description, history, pictures, services, etc.
St Benet's Abbey
Description, history and pictures.

Church Records

Campling, Arthur
Index of Marriages, Horning, 1558-1754.
[Norwich Local Studies Library, Handwritten document, 1930s]
These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
Clergy of the Church of St Benedict
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Horning was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

This district was renamed on 1st January 1870 and, from then until 1930, Horning was in Smallburgh Registration District for civil registration and for the censuses of 1871 to 1901.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration

Description and Travel

Description and pictures.
Description, pictures and map.
Horning Parish Council
Councillors, etc.
Horning Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Horning Mill Loke Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
Horning Steam Mill
Description and history.
Horning Neaves Drainage Mill
Horning St Benet's Abbey Drainage Mill
Description, history and pictures of mill and abbey ruins.
Horning St Benet's Abbey Drainage Mill
Pictures of the mill and abbey ruins.
Horning St Benet's Level Drainage Mill
Description, history and pictures.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories

Historical Geography

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


Carrodus, Charles F.
Life in a Norfolk Village: the story of old Horning.
[Soman-Wherry, 1949]
Carrodus, Charles F.
A Norfolk village in war time, 1939-1945.
[Printed by H. Clarke and Co., London, 1940s]
Garbutt, E.
Horning, Norfolk.
McGoun, Barbara
A Slice of Horning Life: 1836-1946.
[ISBN 0953157806, Horning, 1997]

Land and Property

See Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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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  72  81361
1811  81  81388
1821  91  93440
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861  97---441
1901  90  95368
1911---  96368

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.

1861 Census
"TUNSTEAD. The decrease of population in most of the parishes comprised in the Tunstead District, which forms the "Tunstead and Happing Incorporation" for the support of the poor, is attributed to emigration and the migration of young persons to other parts."

Voting Registers

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July 2011