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A warm welcome to the website for Honing.
The village is in the Parish of Honing with Crostwight, in north east Norfolk.

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Honing Station

SATURDAY 19 SEPTEMBER: HERITAGE OPEN DAYS at Honing Station

  • Come and see Honing station and learn more about the restoration project.
  • Free parking (or walk there along the Weavers Way, also newly restored).
  • There will be guided tours of Honing Station by the volunteers who have restored the station, and see here for details of the fantastic volunteer group, North East Norfolk Conservation Volunteers .
  • For further details and timings, go to the Heritage Open Days website

Channel 5’s series “Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” episode on Friday 17 April 2020, presented by Rob Bell, featured the railway line between King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth, and includes Honing Station (filmed June 2019).  CLICK HERE to watch the episode on free catch-up tv: My5

Honing and Crostwight Churches

Due to the latest lockdown restrictions, all our church services have been cancelled from 5 November 2020.  Our churches are still open for private visits and prayers at any time.  When services recommence, we will update here.

See the ‘Churches‘ page for a message from our Rector, The Revd Canon Simon Lawrence, during this coronavirus epidemic, and offers of prayer and help.

Collect your FREE monthly copy of ‘Good News‘, the benefice newsletter, from the porches of Honing and Crostwight churches!  Door to door deliveries in the villages have been suspended until further notice.

Coronavirus Community Help in Honing

Would you like some help during this coronavirus crisis?  Are you concerned about anyone in our community?  Would you like to offer your help?  Contact Jo Rand at jrand2nrn@gmail.com

Future Events:

17 March 2020   Due to the coronavirus situation, Honing Village Hall is closed until further notice.  This includes the Hall and Bar, and includes all regular events such as the Craft, Coffee and Cake Club, the Pop Up Lunches, Quizzes and Bingo, as well as booked events such as the March Jumble Sale.  We know how much enjoyment all these events bring, so we look forward to re-opening once government guidance permits.

Village Notice Board:

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HONING is in the large parish of Honing with Crostwight in the northeast of the county of Norfolk.  The parish of Honing with Crostwight, in the 2011 census, recorded a population of 312 inhabitants.  Its northern boundary is with the civil parish of Witton whilst to the south is the parish of Dilham.  To the west lies Worstead and on the eastern boundary is the parish of East Ruston.  There are several areas of Common land within the parish which include Crostwight Common and Honing Common.

The village sign depicts a labourer honing his scythe, and the tree depicts the many orchards which once graced the village.  Since 1935, the civil parish of Honing has incorporated its very small neighbouring village of Crostwight.  The name Honing derives from the Old English for something approaching “settlement of the people at the hill or rock.”

The village is 15 miles north-northeast of Norwich, 13 miles south east of Cromer and 135 miles north-east of London.  The village lies 4 miles south east of the ancient market town of North Walsham.  The nearest railway stations are at Worstead and North Walsham for the Abellio Greater Anglia Bittern Line which runs between Sheringham and Norwich.  The nearest airport is Norwich International Airport.  For the purposes of local government, the village falls within North Norfolk District Council.

The Weavers Way long distance footpath runs across the south east corner of the parish along part of the old track bed of the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway (which ran between North Great Yarmouth via Peterborough to the Midlands and the North).  The total length of the Weavers Way is about 56 miles between Cromer and Great Yarmouth.  The disused North Walsham & Dilham Canal runs along the south west boundary of the parish.

CROSTWIGHT is a small village and in the north-east of the county of Norfolk.  It was an independent civil parish until 1935 when it merged with Honing.

Apart from the beautiful medieval church of All Saints’, the village consists of Crostwight Hall, cottages and outbuildings many which are  now converted into homes, an Old Rectory, and a few other houses.

Crostwight parish church stands on its own down a grass track not far from the Old Rectory, but is distant from the rest of the village.

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