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The Village Sign, Hindolveston, Norfolk.jpg
The Village sign
Hindolveston is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area10.28 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Population598 (Including Nethergate and Thurning 2011 census)[1]
• Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG030290
• London131 miles (211 km)
Civil parish
  • Hindolveston CP
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDEREHAM
Postcode districtNR20
Dialling code01263
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
List of places
52°49′24″N 1°00′53″E / 52.82338°N 1.0146°E / 52.82338; 1.0146Coordinates: 52°49′24″N 1°00′53″E / 52.82338°N 1.0146°E / 52.82338; 1.0146

Hindolveston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.[2] The village is 17.5 miles (28.2 km) west south west of Cromer, 20.8 miles (33.5 km) north north west of Norwich and 122 miles (196 km) north east of London. The village lies 8.4 miles (13.5 km) south of the town of Holt. The nearest railway station is at Sheringham for the Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich. The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.


Hindolveston has an entry in the Domesday Book of 1085.[3] In the great book Hindolveston is recorded by the name Hidolfestuna and Hidolvestuna. It is said to be in the ownership of the Bishop William. The survey also notes a church, twenty cattle, two beehives and forty goats. The name is theorized to come from Anglo-Saxon language Hildwulfes tūn = "farmstead belonging to a man called Sword-wolf".

Hindolvestone railway station [sic] served the village from 1882 to 1959.[4]

Saint George parish church[edit]

Saint George’s parish church was built in the 1932[5] to replace an earlier church which stood on the edge of the village. The old church had become unusable when the tower collapsed in August 1892. The church has a 1930s style and is the work of a local builder called Jonathan Beckett to a design by the Diocesan architect, Herbert Green, which had been prepared at the turn of the 20th century. These plans, which had been drawn soon after the collapse of the old church, were adapted in the 1930s and have produced a church with a mixture of architectural features such as brick buttresses and lancet windows. Material was rescued from the old church and has been included in the new one including the old church font with vandalised panels, but not re-cut which show the Crucifixion, Instruments of the Passion and a Holy Trinity symbol. Also salvaged at the time were some brass inscriptions and a fine figure brass for Edward and Margaret Hunt and their 14 children.


  1. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ OS Explorer Map 24 - Norfolk Coast Central ISBN 0-319-21726-4
  3. ^ The Domesday Book, Englands Heritage, Then and Now, Editor: Thomas Hinde,Norfolk page 190 ISBN 1-85833-440-3
  4. ^ Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. p.121
  5. ^ Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East, By Nikolaus Pevsner and Bill Wilson, Bale entry. ISBN 0-300-09607-0

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