Great Hockham

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Great Hockham
Holy Trinity, Great Hockham, Norfolk - - 313356.jpg
Holy Trinity, Great Hockham
Great Hockham is located in Norfolk
Great Hockham
Great Hockham
Location within Norfolk
OS grid referenceTL9534192573
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townThetford
Postcode districtIP24
Dialling code01953
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°29′46″N 0°52′34″E / 52.496°N 0.876°E / 52.496; 0.876Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 0°52′34″E / 52.496°N 0.876°E / 52.496; 0.876

Great Hockham is a village in the English county of Norfolk within the civil parish of Hockham, though the distinction between village and parish may now be moot as there is evidence to suggest that the other village in the parish, Little Hockham, consists only of a farmhouse.[1]

The village lies 8 miles (13 km) north east of Thetford and 24 miles (39 km) by road south west from Norwich.

It is served by Holy Trinity church[2] in the Benefice of Wayland Group.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • The crime novelist Christopher Bush (1885-1973), who also wrote six novels about Breckland life under the pen name Michael Home, was born in Great Hockham.[4]


  1. ^ "Little Hockham". Archived from the original on 17 July 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
  2. ^ Norfolk churches
  3. ^ Benefice of Wayland Group
  4. ^ Michael Home