Stanhoe Pit



Wonder dogs

Stanhoe WI members are fascinated by the abilities of medical detection dogs.


Cinema success

Red Joan is showing in Stanhoe on Friday 8 November – with excellent new equipment.


Parish Council Agenda

Parish Council Agenda - 26 September 2019


Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council Meeting - 26 September 2019



Stanhoe WI members learn about a very old craft.


Church matters

A service marks the start of WWII, and Stanhoe’s Rector is now a Rural Dean.


Pond progress

A tidy-up has left Stanhoe’s pond looking very fine.


Tide times

Wells 19 Oct
03:47 low (0.35m)
10:38 high (3.41m)
16:20 low (0.43m)
23:03 high (3.15m)

in Stanhoe

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Stanhoe history

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Norfolk events
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On the coast
Norfolk Coast Partnership

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 once had a windmill near Mill Hill Farm (now Mill House), by the Creake turning on the Burnham road. The link above gives more details from

Rosemary Brown lived at Mill House in the 1950s; her 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.

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 Gillian Beckett, a mound still visible in the grounds of Barwick House may mark the site of this mill: there’s a photo on our page about Barwick.

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

The above link to the Stanhoe Parish Summary, and Stanhoe’s list of entries in the Norfolk Historic Environment Record (NHER), are outdated in regard to the lack of small archaeological finds from Stanhoe.

NROCAT records at Norfolk Record Office

Records of baptisms, banns, marriages and burials held at the Norfolk Record Office, Norwich, as originals and on microfilm.

Briitish Newspaper Archive cuttings

Entries relating to Stanhoe from the Briitish Newspaper Archive, a collaboration between the British Library and findmypast. Also don’t forget our own newspaper archive and its searchable index page.

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 Geographical Information System (GBHGIS) project at the University of Portsmouth.

Stanhoe books on

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

Domesday 1986

Stanhoe’s entries in the groundbreaking BBC Domesday Reloaded project to record the UK in 1986. The original 2011 website no longer exists, but the Stanhoe material is available from the National Archives at the link above. Wikipedia and the Domesday Reloaded blog have more information about the project.