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



  • HONING DAFFODIL MILE 2021: the daffodils on Long Lane are, from Saturday 20 March, beginning to look their best.  Enjoy your walk, cycle or drive down the Lane!  Due to lockdown, there are no linked events organised this year.
  • HONING AND CROSTWIGHT CHURCH SERVICES: our two parish churches are opening again for services over Easter and afterwards.  Holy Communion on Easter Sunday will be at Honing 11am.  All very welcome, as ever!  Please click here for dates and timings.
  • NEW!!  NEW!!  The EAST COAST PIZZA COMPANY van will be coming to Honing Village Hall car park on THURSDAY 8 April from 5pm (the first Thursday after Easter) and every other Thursday after that i.e. 22 April.  Chris makes delicious artisan pizzas, using the best high quality fresh ingredients, from his brand new custom made horse box https://eastcoastpizzas.co.uk/. 
  • ‘Nicholas Parker of Honing: A Fifteenth-Century Norfolk Gentleman’ by Dr John Alban and Professor Carol Rawcliffe.  £10 per printed copy, including full colour photographs, of their fascinating lecture are now available from Peter Williams.  Click here for further details or to buy a copy.
  • HONING STATION:  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: My5CLICK HERE for more information about, and history of, our station.
  • Three great ‘STROLLING AROUND HONING’ walks around the village have been updated by Paul Morse and added to the website header under LOCAL WALKS (see above).  Enjoy our countryside!
    For ideas of more local walks to download and print for free, try John Harris’s website “Walking In England”.  Click here for the link in LOCAL WALKS, and look under “Walks near Cromer”.
  • 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: 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.
  • Honing’s Old Village Shop Museum – see information and photos – click here or click on History at the top of the page
  • Honing Businesses and For Sale: if you are based in the village, we can add your business  to the Honing Businesses and For Sale page
  • To report any problems with roads or public rights of way in the parish, please click on this link to Norfolk County Council’s Highways department
  • Click on this link https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-north-walsham-and-dilham-canal-1966-online to watch excellent film footage compiled in the 1960s of the North Walsham and Dilham Canal, its history, its buildings and boats.  The canalised River Ant runs through our village.  See also the link on the right hand side of this page to the North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust.
  • Our local job centre is in North Walsham.  Click here for link to website
  • We’ve been approached by BEANSTALK, a charity which is looking for volunteers to help children with reading in local schools.  As a Beanstalk reading helper you will work with three children at a local primary school and spend 30 minutes with each child twice a week, during term-time, for at least one academic year.  Your help will be so appreciated.  NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED – training and support given.  More details click here
    If you would like to become a Beanstalk reading helper in Norfolk, please visit the website at www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk or call Beanstalk on 0845 450 0301.
  • Requests are occasionally received to buy a copy of ‘Village Voices’.  There are currently no copies available, and it isn’t possible to reprint it, but if anyone ever wishes to sell their copy, please email here

We welcome all suggestions and amendments for this website.  Please click here to use the contact form.

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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.