Hockwold cum Wilton
|Hockwold cum Wilton|
St Peter's Church, Hockwold cum Wilton
Hockwold cum Wilton shown within Norfolk
|Area||31.05 km2 (11.99 sq mi)|
|Population||1,233 (2001 census)|
|- Density||40 /km2 (100 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||King's Lynn and West Norfolk|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North West Norfolk|
Hockwold cum Wilton ("Hock/mallow wood and willow-tree farm/settlement") is 10 miles west of Thetford, Norfolk, England and is in the borough of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. It is located near several USAF airbases, notably RAF Lakenheath and RAF Mildenhall. It is situated on the boundary between the geographical areas of the Breckland - a region of sandy heathland now largely forested - and the flat, low-lying Fens, with some characteristics of both.
The village is the location of the primary campus of Iceni Academy. Previously this was Hockwold Primary School.
The village has two churches (St Peter's and St James') and a Methodist chapel.
The village is also rumoured to be haunted by several ghosts. The gates of Hockwold Hall, a large manor house and estate, are said[according to whom?] to be haunted by the White Lady, a cause of distraction to many drivers on their way through the village, while the Little Ouse River that runs past the village is rumoured to be haunted by a group of nuns and a horseman.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "Hockwold cum Wilton". English Place-Name Society database. Nottingham University. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
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