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Hoe, Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°42′44″N 0°57′08″E / 52.71222°N 0.95225°E / 52.71222; 0.95225
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St Andrew's Church
Hoe is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area9.25 km2 (3.57 sq mi)
Population241 (2011)[1]
• Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF9952116818
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDereham
Postcode districtNR20
Dialling code01362
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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52°42′44″N 0°57′08″E / 52.71222°N 0.95225°E / 52.71222; 0.95225

Hoe is a village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Hoe and Worthing, situated in Norfolk. The parish of Hoe and Worthing covers an area of 925 hectares (2,290 acres), with an estimated population of 219 at the 2001 census,[2] increasing to 241 at the 2011 Census. For local government purposes it falls within the Elmham and Mattishall Division of Norfolk County Council and the Lincoln Ward of Breckland District Council.

The village lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Beetley, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Swanton Morley and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) by road north from Dereham.

It is served by St Andrew's Church[3] in the Dereham and District Team Ministry Benefice.[4] The nave was rebuilt in 1794 and the chancel in 1820.[5]


On 1 April 1935 the parish of Worthing was merged with Hoe,[6] although the ecclesiastical parishes remain separate. On 1 January 2022 the merged parish was renamed "Hoe & Worthing".[7] In 1931 the parish (prior to the merge) had a population of 151.[8]


The villages name means 'Hill-spur'.

According to Vol. 2 of "A General History of Norfolk" printed by John Stacy in 1829. "Hoe belonged to the abbey of Ely, founded by St. Audrey or Etheldra, and was held by Ralph son of Ivo, of the abbot, and afterwards by the king, as appears from Domesday book; to which belonged a chapel with nave, a north and south aisle, a square tower, and three bells. The parish was inclosed in 1811".[9]

The Mid-Norfolk Railway has extended its heritage services to Hoe and Worthing. The railway has produced plans for the construction of a platform at Hoe, although at present it is focusing on extending the line to County School railway station, rather than establishing the new platform at Hoe.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ Norfolk churches
  4. ^ "Home". hoe.churchnorfolk.com.
  5. ^ [White's history of Norfolk second edition 1845]
  6. ^ "Relationships and changes Hoe Ch/CP/Hmlt through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Norfolk Registration District". UKBMD. Retrieved 26 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Population statistics Hoe Ch/CP/Hmlt through time". A Vision of Britain through Time. Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  9. ^ [A General History of the County of Norfolk, Edited by John Chambers, published by John Stacy London 1829]


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