Great Hautbois  Norfolk


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

HAUTBOIS (Great), vulgarly Hobbies, a parish in Aylsham district, Norfolk; on the river Bure, adjoining Coltishall, and 8 miles NNE of Norwich r. station. Post town, Coltishall, under Norwich. Acres, 610. Real property, £1, 311. Pop., 195. Houses, 41. The principal landowners are Lord Suffield and Sir H. ...

T. Durrant, Bart.; and the former is lord of the manor. An hospital for poor travellers was founded, in the time of Henry III., by Sir Peter de Alto Bosco, or Hautbois, at the head of what was called Hautbois causeway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £218. Patron, the Rev. J.Girling. The old church having fallen into decay, a new one, on a better site, was built in 1864, at a cost of £1, 200.

Great Hautbois through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 06th December 2021

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