The Village

Hindolveston OS Grid reference TG 032293

Hindolveston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village lies 8.4 miles south of the town of Holt, is 17.5 miles west south west of Cromer and 20.8 miles north north west of Norwich. 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”. It also had Hindolvestone railway station which served the village from 1882 to 1959.

The village has been around for a very long time (almost a 1000 years) but it has probably changed more in the last 30 years than the previous 900. Below is a map dated 1886, perhaps you could compare then the then to the now!

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