HOUGHTON-ON-THE-HILL is a small parish, 4 miles S.E. of Swaffham, containing only 41 souls, and 600 acres of land, mostly belonging to E. T. Applewhaite, Esq., and occupied by non-residents. Mr. Wm. Blomfield, farm steward, occupies the house, besides which the only other dwellings are five cottages.
The Church (St. Mary) is small pile, with a tower and 1 bell. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £4.18s.9d., and consolidated with that of North Pickenham.
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