Hempstead  Norfolk


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

HEMPSTEAD, or H. with-Eccles, a parish in Tunstead district, Norfolk; on the coast, 8 miles SE by E of North Walsham r. station, and 17 NE of Norwich. Post town, Lessingham, under Norwich. Acres, 907. Real property, £2, 204. Pop., 178. Houses, 34. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Lessingham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £542. * Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is ancient but good, and has a low tower.

Hempstead through time

Hempstead 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 Hempstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 05th March 2021

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