Hoveton

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Coordinates: 52°42′48″N 1°24′35″E / 52.71327°N 1.40960°E / 52.71327; 1.40960

Hoveton
Hoveton Hall - geograph.org.uk - 776873.jpg
Hoveton Hall
Hoveton is located in Norfolk
Hoveton
Hoveton
 Hoveton shown within Norfolk
Area  10.20 km2 (3.94 sq mi)
Population 1,804 
    - Density  177 /km2 (460 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG304183
Civil parish Hoveton
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NORWICH
Postcode district NR12
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk
Hoveton Hall Gardens.

Hoveton /ˈhɒftən/ is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It is located within the Norfolk Broads, and immediately across the River Bure from the village of Wroxham. Whilst Hoveton is north of the river, Wroxham is south; but many people refer to the whole settlement as "Wroxham".[1]

Administration[edit]

The civil parish has an area of 10.2 km² and in the 2001 census had a population of 1,804 in 873 households. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of North Norfolk.[2]

Transport[edit]

Hoveton is served by Hoveton and Wroxham railway station, which is on the Bittern Line from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham, and which is adjacent to the terminus of the narrow-gauge Bure Valley Railway to Aylsham. The station was originally intended to be on the Wroxham side of the river, but a change of plan resulted in it being sited in Hoveton; however, it was misleadingly named "Wroxham Station" for many years. It was changed to "Hoveton and Wroxham" in the early 1980s. Locals and regular visitors still refer to it by its old name, which can lead to confusion when purchasing a ticket in other parts of the country, and can result in being sold a ticket to Wrexham, North Wales.

Local facilities[edit]

Hoveton has two churches, St Peter and St John.

Roys of Wroxham, dubbed the world's largest village store, was founded in Coltishall by Alfred Roy in 1895, with a second store opening in Hoveton in 1899. Roy's includes a department store, a supermarket, a boutique, a garden centre, a toy shop, a garden centre, a DIY store, a discount shop and associated elements.

Hoveton has a high school, Broadland High School, which gained specialist school status for Mathematics and Computing in 2004.

Hoveton Old Hall dates from 1567, and features a Queen Anne style 17th century wing. [3]

Hoveton Hall is a 19th-century building attributed to Humphry Repton. Although the house is not open to the public, its gardens are a popular tourist attraction. Hoveton Great Broad and Hoveton Little Broad carry the village's name.

The award winning Thai restaurant Yim Siam is situated in the precinct.

Hoveton is also home to the Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre, which has recently been built.

Famous connections[edit]

The Norfolk landscape painter John Crome, an associate of John Sell Cotman and others of the Norwich school, made an etching of Hoveton in 1812.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2005). OS Explorer Map OL40 - The Broads. ISBN 0-319-23769-9.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved December 2, 2005.
  3. ^ "Hoveton Old Hall (Savills)". 

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