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    Hackford (near Hingham)
    Hakeforda: Tovi.

    Hackford (near Reepham)
    Hacforda: William de Warenne; Berner the Crossbowman. Mill, 5 beehives. 10 cattle, 4 cobs.
    Hackford Hall.

    Hadescou / Hatescou: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers; Roger Bigot; Ralph Baynard; Gifard from Robert FitzCorbucion.
    Broadland; church with a round, Saxon tower.

    Han / Hamforda: Roger de Poitou.
    Now a dormitory of Norwich.

    Hals: Roger Bigot; Frodo from St. Edmund's; Toki and 9 Frenchmen from Ralph Baynard.
    Expanding; Norman church with Saxon work and a thatched roof.

    Halfriate: King's land, in the custody of Godric. Salthouse. 960 sheep.

    Hagan(a)worda: Roger Bigot. 2 mills, 8 beehives. 5 cobs, 24 cattle.
    300 year old chestnut tree stands in the grounds of the Hall.

    Hapesburc: King's land, in the custody of Godric; Edric from Count Alan. 200 sheep.
    On the coast. Jonathon Balls was buried here in 1846, with a plum cake, the Bible, and a poker and tongs.

    Apetuna / Habetuna / Habituna: Earl Hugh; Roger Bigot. Church.

    Hardale: Abbot of Holme before and after 1066. 150 sheep.
    Now Hardley Street.

    Herdeuuic / du(uu)ic / Hierduic: Robert Malet; Roger Bigot; Abbot of Ely; Ralph Baynard.
    Moated sites.

    Hercham / Herkeham: Waring from Ralph de Beaufour. 2 cows.
    Harham Hall; Farm with a few houses; heath.

    Heroluestuna: St. Edmund's and Frodo from it.
    Expanding country town.

    Herlinga: King's land, in the custody of Godric; Count Alan and Ansketel from him; Richard from St. Edmund's; Ingulf from William d'Écouis; Robert de Verly. Church, 2 mills, 1½ fisheries, beehive. 180 sheep.
    Now 2 villages, East Harling on the River Thet and West Harling.

    Harp / Herpelai: Hugh de Port from Bishop of Bayeux; William de Warenne and Walter de Grandcourt from him. 308 sheep.
    The church was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries by Sir Robert Knollys, who fought with Black Prince.

    Hasingeham: King's land, in the custody of Godric.

    Hobuisse / uist / Obuuessa / Ohbouuesse: William de Warenne; Abbot of Holme; Ralph de Beaufour. 1½ mills.
    Now 2 villages; Great Hautbois and Little Hautbois, with a moated Elizabethan Hall.

    Havinkelanda / Hereringalanda: Reynald FitzIvo and Ranulf and Herlwin from him. Church, ½ fishery, 20 beehives.
    Remains of Haveringland Hall and moat.

    Hecham: William de Warenne. 4 mills, salthouse, fishery. 30 cattle, 600 sheep.
    Seaside town. Water mill which makes Norfolk lavender water nearby.

    Ekincham / Hechinheam / Hethingham / Kechinga: Robert de Vaux; Thorold from Roger Bigot; Godric the steward; St. Edmund's. Church, mill, marsh.
    Church with a Norman font and south doorway.

    Hedenaham: Waring from Earl Hugh. 40 goats.
    18th century Hedenham Hall.

    Hecham: Abbot of Holme. 2 mills.
    Suburb of Norwich.

    Halgetuna / Haelgatuna / Helge / Helgatuna: King's land, in the custody of Godric; William de Warenne and Ralph from him; Hugh de Montfort; Peter de Valognes. 1½ mills, fishery.
    Unspoiled common.

    Hailesduna: Godwin Haldane. Church, 2 mills, fishery.
    Suburb of Norwich. St. Edmund, King of the East Angles is said to have been defeated and slain by the Danes here in 869.

    Halgatona / tuna: Roger Bigot; Ralph and Godric the steward.


    Hemelingetun / Hemelintuna: King's land, in the custody of Godric; Bishop William.
    Church with a Saxon/Norman tower.

    Hemenhala: Thorold from Roger Bigot; Ralph Baynard. 2 churches, 2 mills. 6 cows, 20 pigs, 20 rams.
    Church with Saxon features.

    Hempstead (near Holt)
    Hemessteda / Henepsteda: King's land; Bishop William.

    Hempstead (near Stalham)
    Hemsteda: King's land, in the custody of Godric.

    Hamatuna: William de Warenne. Church.
    Views of Fakenham from the common.

    Haimesbei: Bishop William. Church, 2 salthouses. 160 sheep.
    Tourist developments.

    Haringebei: Reinbald the Goldsmith, a freeman of the king. 5½ salthouses.
    Herringby Hall; cottages and farms.

    Hathella / Het(h)ella: Roger Bigot. Church, mill. 3 wild mares, 5 cobs, 8 cattle.
    Moated rectory.

    Hederse(e)ta: Count Alan and Ribald from him; Godric the steward. 2 churches, mill, 7 beehives.
    Suburb of Norwich.

    Euincham / Heuincham / Strincham: King's land, in the custody of Godric, with a priest holding 4 acres in alms (he sings 3 masses in any one week); Walter Giffard. 2/8 mill.
    Horsehair-weaving and broom-making until 1900.

    Hikelinga: Count Alan and Wymark his steward from him. Church, 2 beehives. 200 sheep, 5 wild mares.
    Remains of a priory of Austin Canons, founded 1185, nearby.

    Hildeburhwella: William de Warenne and William from him. 3 mills, 5 beehives.
    Mill. Nelson's ancestors were rectors here from 1734-1806.

    Halingheia / Hulingheia / Hidling(n)eia: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers; William de Warenne; Roger Bigot; St. Edmund's.
    Tombstone of Captain Manby, who invented a rocket life-saving aparatus in the early 19th century.

    Helingetuna / Idlinghetuna / Nidlinghetuna: William de Warenne; Geoffrey from Eudo FitzSpirwic; Berner the Crossbowman, formerly Wulfrun and free woman. 5 mills, 1½ salthouses.
    Now Carstone.

    Hidolfestuna / vestuna: Bishop William. Church, 2 beehives. 20 cattle, 40 goats.
    The remains of the old church are incorporated into the new one.

    Hidringham / Hindringaham / Indregeham: King's land; Bishop William; Bishop Osbern; Drogo de Beuvriére. Mill, 6 beehives. 160 sheep.
    Moated 16th century hall.

    Ahincham / M(a)incham / Himcham / Hinham: King's land and William de Warenne; Count Alan and Ralph de Beaufour from the king; Stanard, an Englishman, from Roger Bigot. 2 beehives. 3 sesters of honey.
    Market town with many 18th century buildings; sea mere; a moated site. Abraham Lincoln's ancestor, Samuel Lincoln, was a weaver here before fleeing to America in the 17th century.

    Hochelinga / Hokelinka: Ralph de Beaufour. 1½ mills. 33 pigs.

    Hocwella: William de Warenne. 17 beehives.
    Now Hocwold cum Wilton; traces of a Roman settlement and farming.

    Hou: Abbot of Ely before and after 1066. Mill.

    Hoccham / Hoc(ha)ham / Holcham / Holkham / Locham: King's land and Wighton from the king; Ribald from Count Alan; Walter from William de Warenne; William de Noyers from Bishop William; Peter de Valognes; Tovi. 300 sheep.
    18th century Holkham Hall built by the Earl of Leicester (Thomas Coke) and designed by William Kent; park by Capability Brown.

    Holme Hale
    Holm(a): King's land. 1¼ mills.

    Holme next the Sea
    Hom: King's land in the custody of Godric; Roger d'Evreux from William d'Écouis.
    Nature reserve; the end of the Roman Peddar's Way.

    Holt: King's land; Earl Hugh from the king. 5 mills, market. 140 sheep.
    Small market town. The church has a Norman font bowl. In 1555 Sir John Gresham, uncle of Sir Thomas, Lord Mayor of London, founded the school, among whose pupils were Lord Reith, Benjamin Britten, Stephen Spender and W.H. Auden.

    Honestuna: Aitard from the king, in the custody of Godric; Bishop Bayeux; Roger Bigot; Godric the steward.
    Holverston Hall; cottages.

    Haninga: Robert Malet from Abbot of Holme who held before and after 1066, and Robert de Glanville from Robert Malet; Ranulf brother of Ilger. 2 mills.
    On a canal; mill common.

    Huni(n)cham: Count Alan.

    Honingham Thorpe
    T(h)orp: Count Alan. Mill.
    Some houses near Honingham.

    Horninga: Abbot of Holme before and after 1066. Mill.
    Broadland; yachting resort; remains of St. Benet's Abbey, founded by Canute, nearby.

    Hornincgetoft / Horninghetoft: King's land, in the custody of Godric. ½ fishery. 160 sheep, 20 goats.
    Scattered; manorial earthworks.

    Hors(h)eia: Roger Bigot; Bishop William and William de Noyers from him.
    Horsey Mere nature reserve.

    Hosforda: Robert Malet. Mill, 15 beehives.
    Near the remains of a motte and bailey castle.

    Horsham: Robert Malet. 2 mills, 35 goats.
    Now Horsham St. Faith. Catherine Howard, 5th Queen of Henry VIII, lived here during her childhood.

    Ho(r)steda: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers. 3 mills, beehives. 40 goats.
    Mill, burned down in 1963.

    Houghton (near West Rudham)
    Houtuna: Simon from William de Warenne.
    Rebuilt in the 18th century. Sir Robert Walpole retired to the Hall in 1742.

    Houghton on the Hill
    Houtuna: Herlwin from Reynald FitzIvo (annexed by Wihenoc).
    Houghton Farm and Plantation. A track leads to the remains of St. Mary's Church with its Saxon nave.

    Houghton St. Giles
    Hohttune: King's land. 2 mills.
    14th century Slipper Chapel, where pilgrims left their footwear on the last stages of their journey to the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

    Hoveton (St. John, St. Peter)
    Hovetuna: Abbot of Holme. 2 churches.
    Broadland; yachting centre; 17th century Hoveton House with grounds by Humphrey Repton.

    Hou / Howa: King's land, in the custody of Godric.
    Round a green; mainly Saxon church.

    Hadestuna / Hatestuna:

    Hunestanesteda / tuna / Hunes(ta)tuna / Huntanestuna: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers, formerly a free woman; Ralph FitzHerlwin from Roger Bigot; Bishop William; John nephew of Waleran. 2½ mills, 2½ fisheries, church, 5 beehives.
    Seaside holiday resort. Hunstanton Hall, owned by the Le Strange family from the Conquest until 1949.

    Hunaworda / Huneworda / worde: King's land. Alstan, the pre-Conquest holder, and Ribald from Count Alan; Walter Giffard. 4½ mills.
    Watermill on the River Glaven; ancient earthworks on Castle Hill; church with Saxon windows.

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    Ic(c)heburc / burna / Keburna: Roger from William de Warenne; Ralph de Tosny; Walter Giffard; Roger FitzRainard.
    On the River Wissey. A leper hospital, kept up by funds from the old ferry, was once by the bridge.

    Illinketuna: William from William de Warenne.

    Hincham: Count Alan; Abbot of Holme. 7 wild mares, 104 goats, 350 sheep.

    Golosa: Humphrey from Robert FitzCorbucion. Horse.
    Now Loddon Ingloss.

    Eulestorp / Torp: Peter de Valognes; Roger FitzRainard. 2½ mills, fishery, salthouse.

    Ingewrda / Inghewurda: Roger Bigot; Reynald FitzIvo. ½ mill.
    A millstream.

    Intew(i)da: Ralph from Eudo the steward. Church, ¼ mill. 9 cobs, 30 sheep.
    Church with a round tower.

    Erminclanda / Urminclanda: William de Warenne and Thorold from him; Walter Giffard. 2/3 mill.
    Irmingland Hall.

    Esingatuna / Ilsinghatuna / hetuna / Ising(h)etuna: Count Alan and Geoffrey from him; Hermer de Ferrers; St. Edmund's; Abbot of Ely; William d'Écouis; Hugh de Montfort. 7½ salthouses. 16 pigs.
    Now Tilney cum Islington; fenland.

    Ulterincham / Utrincham: King's land, in the custody of Godric; William de Warenne. ½ mill.

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    Challinga / Kellinga: Earl Hugh; Ralph FitzHagni from Roger FitzRainard; Ralph FitzHagni.
    Pine woods; Mesolithic site, 7000-5000 BC, nearby.

    Kemestuna: William de Warenne.
    Kempstone Lodge; Manor Farm.

    Chenighehala / Chenikehala / Cheninchala / Cheninghala / Cheninkenhala / Kenehala / Keni(n)chala / Kening(he)hala / Kenmohala: King's land, in the custody of Godric. 3 mills. 324 pigs.
    Small town. Early Tudor Kenninghall Place, part of the palace built by the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, is still owned by the Duchy.

    Kenincham: Ansculf from Godric the steward; Tovi.
    Kenningham Hall near Mulbarton.

    Kerdestuna: William de Warenne and Randolf from him; Geoffrey Baynard from Ralph Baynard. ½ church, mill, 2 beehives. 10 cattle.
    Moated site, Giants Moat; brick kilns in the 18th century.

    Chesewic: Aitard from Roger Bigot; Godric the steward. Mill.
    Prehistoric site nearby; Kerdiston Hall, now part of the University of East Anglia.

    Ket(e)rincham / Kitrincham: Ranulf FitzWalter from Roger Bigot; Waring from Ranulf Peverel. Church.
    Scattered; church with Norman and Early English work.

    Ketlestuna: William de Warenne; church (with Clipstone and Little Snoring).
    Woodland; flint church.

    Kekel / Kekilingetuna / inctuna / Kikelingatuna:

    Culver(s)testuna: King's land, in the custody of Godric; Walter de Caen from Robert Malet. Mill, fishery, fishpond. 288 sheep.
    Woodland; church with a round, possibly Saxon, tower; wildlife park nearby.

    Chineburlai / Kiburnelai: King's land, in the custody of Godric. Mill.
    Around a green; remains of a moated hall; Kimberley Park, laid out by Capability Brown.

    Chiptena: King's land, in the custody of Godric.
    Kipton Heath, Kipton Ash Farm.

    Kirby Bedon
    Kirkebei / Kerkebei: King's land, in the custody of Godric; Bishop of Bayeux; Robert de Courson from Roger Bigot; Godric the steward. Church. Horse at the hall.
    Remains of an old, round-towered church; another church with a Norman doorway.

    Kirby Cane
    Kercheby / Kerkebey: Earl Hugh; Radfrid from St. Edmund's who held before and after 1066; Ralph Baynard. 2 2/3 churches, 1½ mills. 4 cattle.
    Church with a Saxon tower.

    Kerchestuna: St. Edmund's. Church (with Langhale).
    Adjoining Brooke. Kirstead Hall c.1614.


    Kanapatone: William de Warenne.

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    Lakemham: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers. Church, mill.
    Part of Norwich.

    Lamers: Ralph de Beaufour and a smallholder from him.
    Broadland. Anna Sewell, author of Black Beauty (1877) is buried in the Friends Cemetery.

    Langaforda: Hugh de Montfort. 2 mills, fishery, 2 beehives.
    Breckland Military Training Area.

    Lang(a)hala: St. Edmund's; Isaac. Church (with Kirstead).
    Langhale House near Seething; airfield.

    Lagaam / Lang(a)ham: Bishop William. Mill, 2 churches.
    Home of Captain Marryat, author of The Children of the New Forest (1847).

    Langale / North Langale: Bishop William. Mill, church. 6 horses.
    Now 2 villages, Langley Green and Street.

    Lur(i)inga: Hugh from William de Warenne; Ulfketel. Mill.

    Losincham: King's land, in the custody of Godric.

    Laringaseta / esere / Leringaseta: Walter Giffard; Ranulf brother of Ilger. Mill, 2 beehives. 20 pigs.
    An iron bridge, built in 1818, spans the River Glaven.

    Letetuna / Let(t)una: William de Warenne; William d'Écouis. Church.
    Now Letton Green; Letton hall, built by Sir John Soane (1775-78).

    Lec(c)esham: Wymer from William de Warenne; Ralph de Beaufour and Richard from him. 2 mills, church, 4 beehives. 9 cattle, 210 sheep.
    Now 2 villages, East Lexham, with vines and West Lexham.

    Leseit: In dispute. Mill.

    Limpeho(u) / Linpeho: King's land, in the custody of Godric; William d'Écouis and Oder from him.

    Lec(c)ham / Licham: King's land, in the charge of William de Noyers; Hermer de Ferrers. Mill, ½ church.
    Small town. 15th century Priory House, formerly a pilgrim's rest house.

    Little Barningham
    Berneswrde / Bernincham: King's land, in the custody of Godric; William de Warenne; Bishop William; Brant from Robert FitzCorbucion. Church, mill.
    A church pew, made by Stephen Crosbie in 1640, with a carved skeleton and the inscription: 'As you are now, even so was I', is reserved for 'couples joined in wedlock'.

    Little Cressingham
    Cressingaham / Parva Cres(s)ing(a)ham: Ralph de Tosny. Mill.
    Old windmill, miller's house.

    Little Ellingham
    Ailincham / Elincgham / Ellingham: King's land, in the custody of Godric; William de Warenne. 12 cattle, 34 goats.
    Clock tower, built 1855, with living accommodation as its base.

    Little Hockham
    Parva Hocham: Thorold from Roger Bigot.

    Little Melton
    In duabis Meltinus / Parva Maltuna / Parva Meltuna: Godric the steward.
    Straggling; manor farm and house.

    Little Ryburgh
    Parva Reienburh / Reieburh: William de Warenne; Peter de Valognes and Thyri from him. Mill.

    Little Snarehill
    Alia Snarshella: Alstan an Englishman from Roger Bigot. 30 sheep, 5 beehives.
    Snarehill Farm and Wood; Great Snare Hill.

    Little Snoring
    Esnaringa / Snaringa / linger: King's land; William de Warenne; Peter de Valognes and Ralph from him. Church (with Clipstone and Kettlestone).
    Saxon church tower.

    Lathaham / Lodna / Lodnes / Lodues / Lot(h)na: Godric the steward; St. Edmund's before and after 1066, and Frodo from it; Robert Gernon and Osbert from him; Robert FitzCorbucion and Humphrey from him. Church, 2½ mills, 2 beehives. 7 horses at the hall.
    Small market town. The church poorbox, carved out of a solid block of oak, may be pre-Norman.

    Lawingham: In dispute.
    Longham Hall.

    Lopham Alia
    Lopham / Lopham: Roger Bigot. 10 beehives.
    Now 2 villages, North and South Lopham whose church has a Saxon window and one of Norfolk's finest Norman towers.

    Lodham / Ludham: Count Alan; Aelmer FitzGodwin, a freeman of the King. 8 beehives. 16 pigs.
    Small broadland market town. On the marshes nearby are the remains of St. Benet's Abbey (founded 1020), from which the Bishop of Norwich takes the style 'Abbot of St. Benedict'.

    Lineforda: Stanard from Roger Bigot; Walter Giffard.
    Lynford Hall and Farm in a military training area.

    Ling: Count Alan. Mill.
    Former corn and paper mill.

    Lena / Lun: Ralph de Tosny; Ralph Baynard. 9½ salthouses.
    North and West Lynn, part of King's Lynn, an ancient port on the River Ouse, with many canals and waterways, now heavily redeveloped.

    The Domesday Book, 1086

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