Hempton  Norfolk


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

HEMPTON, a village and a parish in Walsingham district, Norfolk. The village stands on the river Wensum, V a mile S of Fakenham r. station; is suburban to Fakenham; had an Augustinian priory, of the time of Henry I.; was once a market town; and has cattle fairs on Whit-Tuesday, the 1st Wednesday of Sept., and 22 Nov. The parish comprises 560 acres. Real property, £1, 566. Pop., 459. Houses, 97. The manor belongs to the Marquis of Townshend. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, not reported.* Pa. tron, the Crown. The church is recent.

Hempton through time

Hempton 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 Hempton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 03rd August 2020

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