A warm welcome to the website for Honing.
The village is in the Parish of Honing with Crostwight, in north east Norfolk.
We welcome all suggestions and amendments for this website. Please click here to use the contact form.
- Tai Chi for beginners, starting on Thursday 24 October 2-3pm in Honing Village Hall. £5 per session. Click here for details.
- Popular VILLAGE HALL POP-UP LUNCHES, every other Wednesday, are starting again 11 September 2019, and then every other week. Click here for details. Come and join us for a delicious home cooked lunch, two courses plus tea or coffee for only £8 per person. The bar is also open for a glass of wine with your meal. All are welcome; we are a friendly crowd, so do consider joining us, especially if you are on your own. Transport can be arranged. Just phone Carole on 01692 218718 to book a place.
- Channel 5’s new series “Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” with Rob Bell will include a section on Honing Station, its history and its restoration. The team came to film in June. The broadcast date will be added here when it is confirmed, hopefully this autumn 2019.
- Please come and use the bar in Honing Village Hall * open Sundays 1-5pm* !
- CHURCH SERVICES in Honing and Crostwight, and Dilham and Smallburgh
- 2019 Village Hall QUIZ dates added: click here for info
- 2019 Village Hall BINGO dates added: click here for info
- New Parish Council meeting dates for 2019 added: click here for info
- REGULAR, MONTHLY EVENTS in the Village Hall including Pop-Up Lunches, Tuesday Quiz and Saturday Bingo, for details and dates click here
Village Notice Board:
- **Local Businesses and For Sale**: we can add your business (eg plastering/tree surgeon) and local produce (e.g. honey) to the Local Businesses page
- The ACCORDE CHOIR in Honing Church Saturday 14 September 2019
- Honing Past and Present weekend 31 Aug – 1 September
- NEW! *HONING DAFFODIL MILE history*
- HONING FLOWER FESTIVAL 2019 ‘HONING: ITS PEOPLE AND PLACES IN FLOWERS’ Sat 22 – Sun 23 June £1,200 raised and click to see report and photos
- 22-23 June 2019 *PLANT AND TABLE TOP SALE* in aid of The Big C Charity – £2,000 raised!
- VILLAGE WALK Crostwight Bank Holiday Monday 27 May 2019 click here for report
- HONING DAFFODIL DAY Sunday 24 March 2019 photos click here and enjoyed by record numbers of visitors
- Winter Warmer 2018 – another friendly, happy and successful event in the Village Hall on Saturday 1 Dec 2018 which raised over £500. Click here for photos taken by Malcolm Bubb
- Dec 2018: 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.
- 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 the Chairman’s report and recent news of Honing Church’s current Restoration Project 2017, please click here
- New photos in the Gallery section of our summer harvest (spot the deer hiding in the corn), and the local Vintage Tractor Run in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance: click here for the Gallery. They were sent to us by Charlotte Watlow and we are very grateful to her for sharing them with us.
- 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.
- New dates for monthly Quiz Night and Bingo click here
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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.