Stanhoe Pit



Parish Council Minutes

Parish Council Minutes – 21 September 2017.


Grisly tales

The Red Barn murder holds WI members spellbound.


Family trees

We’ve been asked for information about the Collison and Shaul families.


October film

Churchill is showing in Stanhoe on 25 October.


Daily bus service

Stanhoe now has a practical daily bus service to Docking, Bircham, the QEH and King’s Lynn.


Harbour tales

Wells Harbour Master Rob Smith gives an excellent talk to WI members and visitors.


Glass art and craft

Jill Husselby informed and entertained at her stained glass talk on Sunday.


Tide times

Hunstanton 19 Oct
01:12 low (1.38m)
06:32 high (7.35m)
13:45 low (0.88m)
19:09 high (7.26m)

in Stanhoe

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On the coast
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Stanhoe history elsewhere on the web

Blomefield’s History of Norfolk

An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk by Francis Blomefield (1705–1752) remains an important historical source. The link above is to Stanhoe’s entry in Volume 10, which was edited by Charles Parkin after Blomefield’s death from smallpox, and published in 1809. It contains a list of Stanhoe rectors up to 1760.

Magna Berwick page from Blomefield's History of Norfolk

Click here or on the image above to view a searchable PDF (4.8 MB) of the pages relating to Stanhoe and Barwick from the 1809 editiion of Blomefield’s History (scanning courtesy of Google Documents)

Stanhoe War Memorial

Detailed information on the servicemen listed on the memorial tablet at the back of the church, and those buried in the churchyard.

Stanhoe mill

Stanhoe probably once had a windmill near Mill Hill Farm (now Mill House), by the Creake turning on the Burnham road. According to this entry from, the mill was still visible, though derelict, in the late 1950s.

However, this does not chime with the memories of Rosemary Brown, who lived at Mill House in the 1950s and whose grandparents had bought the house in the 1930s. The Browns believed that the mill had once stood nearby, but even by the 1930s it was no longer visible and they did not know the exact site. Either the photo on was taken much earlier, or it is of a different mill.

We do not have any photos of Stanhoe mill, and would be very interested to hear from anyone who knows more.

Little Barwick, or Middleton, had a postmill too. According to local historian , a mound still visible in the grounds of Barwick House may mark the site of this mill.

Stanhoe railway station

Wikipedia entry on Stanhoe station, which opened in 1866 and closed to passengers in 1952.

1891 census records

Names and page references from the 1891 census for Stanhoe. The records for Barwick have a separate page. Not all of the names are spelled correctly (this is often the fault of the original census taker).

GENUKI information for Stanhoe

Stanhoe information and links from the GENUKI Norfolk genealogy database.

All Saints’ church baptisms 1813–1880

Stanhoe baptisms recorded by the Tinstaafl Transcripts project.

Norfolk Heritage Explorer

Stanhoe Parish Summary from the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (NHER). As of September 2012 this is rather outdated.

Norfolk Historic Environment Record (NHER) records for Stanhoe.

NROCAT records at Norfolk Records Office

The link above should take you directly to the NROCAT records for Stanhoe. If it doesn’t work, go to the NROCAT parish search page and choose “Stanhoe with Barwick” from the drop-down menu.

Landlords of the Duck Inn, formerly the Crown

A list of landladies and landlords dating back to 1836 from

Landlords of the Norfolk Hero

A list of landladies and landlords dating back to 1836 from

Stanhoe’s entry in A Vision of Britain

From the Great Britain Historical GIS Project (GIS stands for “Geographical Information System”) at the University of Portsmouth.

Stanhoe books on

An Amazon book search pulls up several history titles mentioning Stanhoe.

Domesday 1986

Stanhoe’s entries in the groundbreaking BBC project to record the UK in 1986, as shown on the 2011 Domesday Reloaded website.