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Norfolk: Houghton on the Hill

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Houghton on the Hill is about 4 miles S.E. of Swaffham.
See also Houghton, and Houghton St Giles which is also known as Houghton in the Dale.

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Description and history.
Church of St Mary the Virgin
Wall paintings in the church.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, marriages and burials. This is a link to an archived copy.
Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
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), Houghton on the Hill was in Swaffham Registration District.

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Description and Travel

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Directories

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Historical Geography

Houghton on the Hill is in South Greenhoe hundred.

Land and Property

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Maps

Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

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
1801  4  842
1811  51045
1821  5  834
1831  8  952
1841  8--41
185110--50
Year   Inhabited
Houses
Families Population
186110--49
1871101038
1881101048
1891101051
1901  8  846
1911--  942

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.

Voting Registers

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May 2008