All Saints Parish Church, Hilborough
Hilborough shown within Norfolk
|Area||24.08 km2 (9.30 sq mi)|
|Population||180 (2001 census)|
|- Density||7 /km2 (18 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|- London||93.2 miles (150.0 km)|
|Civil parish||Hilborough CP|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Hilborough is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Swaffham, 25.4 miles (40.9 km) west south west of Norwich and 93.2 miles (150.0 km) north north east of London. The village straddles the A1065 between Swaffham and Brandon. The nearest railway station is at Brandon for the Breckland Line which runs between Cambridge and Norwich.
Hilborough has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085. In the great book Hilborough is recorded by the name ‘’Hildeburhwella’’. The main landholder is William de Warenne. The main tennent was named as William. The survey also notes that there were three mills, five Beehives. The ancestors of Admiral Nelson, including the Admiral's father, the Reverend Edmund Nelson, who left for Burnham Thorpe shortly before Horatio was born; were rectors of the parish church of All Saints at Hilborough between 1734 and 1806
The family of Admiral Nelson. Nelson’s grandfather, father, uncle-by-marriage and his brother were all rectors of All Saints parish church in the village. As a young boy Nelson stayed with his uncle and grandmother in Hilborough. After the battle of the Nile, Nelson was created Baron Nelson of the Nile and Hilborough.
Other Notable people
The Parish Church of All Saints
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- OS Explorer Map 236 - King’s Lynn, Downham Market & Swaffham. ISBN 978-0-319-46408-3.
- County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
- The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 190, Hilborough, ISBN 1-85833-440-3
- The King’s England series, NORFOLK, by Arthur Mee,Pub:Hodder and Stoughton,1972, page 122 Hilborough, ISBN 0-340-15061-0