Place:Hackford-by-Reepham, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.7555°N 1.0809°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoEynesford Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Aylsham Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Reepham, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Broadland District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

NOTE: There is also a place named Hackford near Wymondham further south in Norfolk. Hackford near Wymondham is more often considered to be, simply, "Hackford", than is Hackford-by-Reepham.

Hackford-by-Reepham was absorbed into the civil parish of Reepham in 1935. It was a community located to the west of the larger settlement.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Hackford from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"HACKFORD BY REEPHAM, a parish in Aylsham [registration] district, Norfolk; on a branch of the river Wensum, contiguous to the W side of Reepham parish, and 7 miles E by N of Elmham [railway] station. It includes a suburb of Reepham; and its post town is Reepham, under Norwich. Acres: 754. Real property: £3,652. Population: 761. Houses: 178. The property is divided among a few. Hackford Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory, united with the vicarage of Whitwell, in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £328. Patron: G. H. Holley, Esq. The church was burnt in 1600; and now the church of Whitwell serves also for Hackford. Charities, £27."

Research Tips

  • The FamilySearch Wiki combines Whitwell with Hackford as it was a joint ecclesiastical parish. This article is useful as a finding aid rather than a description of the place.
  • The Ordnance Survey Map of Norfolk revised 1944 illustrates Reepham and the surrounding parishes which, by the time of the map, had been absorbed into the parish.
  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Hackford-by-Reepham. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
  • GENUKI also advises that the following lists for Norfolk are to be found in FamilySearch: