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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.

    Haddiscoe
    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.

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

    Hales
    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.

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

    Hanworth
    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.

    Happisburgh
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Harling
    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.

    Harpley
    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.

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

    Hautbois
    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.

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

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

    Heckingham
    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.

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

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

    Helhoughton
    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.

    Hellesdon
    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.

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

    Helmingham
    Helming(e)ham:
    Lost.

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

    Hempnall
    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.

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

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

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

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

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

    Hevingham
    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.

    Hickling
    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.

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

    Hilgay
    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.

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

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

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

    Hingham
    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.

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

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

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

    Holkham
    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
    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.

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

    Honing
    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.

    Honingham
    Huni(n)cham: Count Alan.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Horstead
    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.

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

    Hudeston
    Hadestuna / Hatestuna:
    Lost.

    Hunstanton
    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.

    Hunworth
    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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    Ickburgh
    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.

    Illington
    Illinketuna: William from William de Warenne.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Islington
    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.

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

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

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

    Kenninghall
    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.

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

    Kerdiston
    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.

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

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

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

    Kettleton
    Kekel / Kekilingetuna / inctuna / Kikelingatuna:
    Lost.

    Kilverstone
    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.

    Kimberley
    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.

    Kipton
    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.

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

    Kirtling
    Kertlinga:
    Lost.

    Knapton
    Kanapatone: William de Warenne.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Lexham
    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.

    Leziate
    Leseit: In dispute. Mill.

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

    Litcham
    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.

    Loddon
    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.

    Longham
    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.

    Ludham
    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'.

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

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

    Lynn
    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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