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
Great Hockham shown within Norfolk
OS grid reference TL9534192573
Civil parish
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Thetford
Postcode district IP24
Dialling code 01953
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°29′46″N 0°52′34″E / 52.4961°N 0.8762°E / 52.4961; 0.8762Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 0°52′34″E / 52.4961°N 0.8762°E / 52.4961; 0.8762

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]