Place:Hardwick, Norfolk, England

Alt namesHerdeuuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 219
Herduicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Herduuicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190
Hierduicsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 190; Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 219
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.451°N 1.271°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoDepwade Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Depwade Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Shelton, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was transferred in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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

"HARDWICK, a parish in Depwade [registration] district, Norfolk; 3 miles SE of Long Stratton, and 5 NE by E of Tivetshall [railway] station. It has a post-office under Long Stratton. Acres: 855. Real property: £1,803. Population: 227. Houses: 53. The manor belongs to F. Bacon Frank, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Shelton, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is ancient; and it retains only small part of a tower, which was round, and had an octagonal lantern. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

In 1935 the civil parish was abolished and the land and its inhabitants were absorbed by the neighbouring parish of Shelton.

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Hardwick has a church (which is famous locally for its ruined tower), as well as several farms and a substantial amount of housing. It was also home to a Royal Air Force airfield, which was used by the United States Army Air Forces during World War II.

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