Horning  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Horning like this:

HORNING, a village and a parish in Tunstead district, Norfolk. The village stands on the river Bure, 5½ miles NNE of Brundall r. station, and 9½ NE by E of Norwich; consists of two long straggling streets, with many good houses; and has a post office under Norwich, and a fair on the third Thursday of July.—The parish comprises 2, 567 acres. ...

Real property, £4, 493. Pop., 441. Houses, 97. The property is all in one estate. Much of the land is marsh, inundated after rains and freshets, and much haunted by ignis fatuus. Holme abbey, noticed in our article HOLME or COWHOLME, was here. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £250. * Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church stands on a rising ground, about 1 mile SE of the village; is an ancient edifice, with a lofty tower; and was reported in 1859 as very bad and unsafe. Charities, £15.

Horning through time

Horning is now part of North Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Horning itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Horning in North Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th February 2020

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