Hevingham TG 19 21
Norfolk 3 miles S of Aylsham 1 mile N of Hevingham village on E side of A149 Cromer Road
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In 1845 Hevingham was a considerable village and parish nine miles north west of Norwich, having 893 inhabitants, and 2855 acres of land, belonging mostly to Robert Marsham, and William Repton, Esqrs., Robert Masham was lord of the manor of Hevingham and Cats-cum-Cricketots, and William Repton was lord of Hevingham-with-the-members-of-Marsham, which was anciently held by the Bishops of Norwich; one of whom, Walter de Suffield, built a palace or country seat here, in 1250, and had license for free-warren in all his demesnes.

The Church was dedicated to St Mary and St Botolph and has a nave, chancel, tower, south transept, and a handsome porch. It has inscriptions to the families of Hobart, Thetford, Deynes, Leigh, Scambler, etc., and a curious hexagon font, with mutilated figures under florid Gothic arches.

The above was sourced from a web site about an 1854 gazeteer

When I visited the church 4 July 2004 the churchyard notice board indicated only St Botolph dedication, but the church was locked and the keyholder (47 Cromer Road) was not at home.

Copyright Peter Buttle

Updated 26 November 2005

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