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Hoveton St John is about 7 miles N.E. of Norwich.
The name may be pronounced as Hofton.
See also Hoveton St Peter.


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


See also Norfolk Parish Links: Censuses

Church Directories

Church History

Church of St John the Baptist
Description and pictures.
Church of St John the Baptist
Services, etc.
Roman Catholic Church of St Helen
Description, history and pictures.
Roman Catholic Church of St Helen
Description and pictures.
Wroxham and Hoveton United Reformed Church
Minister, services, etc.

Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Banns, Marriages and Burials.
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 1869 (and for the censuses in 1851 and 1861), Hoveton St John was in Tunstead and Happing Registration District.

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

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Description and Travel

Hoveton Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, map, etc.
Hoveton St John and Belaugh Post Mill
Description, history and pictures.
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Historical Geography

Hoveton St John 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

Land and Property

Great Britain: Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Hoveton St John.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1819.
Great Britain: Statute
Hoveton Saint John Inclosure Act, 1819.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Hoveton Saint John, in the county of Norfolk: 14 June 1819.
[Norwich, Sewell and Blake, solicitors, 1819]
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military Records

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Names, Personal

See Norfolk People and Families
Roy (The shop "Roys of Wroxham" is in Hoveton St John).
See Norfolk People and Families

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
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

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.

1801 Census
The number of families really is 22.
1851 Census
"The decrease of population in Hickling and Hoveton St. John, is owing to the depressed state of agriculture in these Parishes having driven many labourers to emigrate and others to seek employment on the railway works now in progress near Hull."
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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April 2015