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


  • Join our new PILATES class, which is held on Wednesday mornings 9.30-10.30. No prior experience needed. For further details, please contact Julian Askham julian@corepilatesnorfolk.co.uk 07886553027
  • The next MONTHLY QUIZ NIGHT is on Tuesday 25th January at 8pm. £1 per person. Bar open – snacks provided. EVERYONE WELCOME! Click here for more details. Upcoming dates: 22 February, 29 March, 26 April.
  • ART GROUP on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons. New year, new hobby or want advice to improve your technique? Contact John Etheridge 01692 583446 john.etheridge@live.co.uk
  • TAI CHI – weekly on Thursday mornings. Contact Geoff 01692 403145
  • JAZZ with U3A – the 1st Monday of each month for an afternoon of listening and chatting about Jazz. Contact Jim Costello 01692 651382
  • LINE DANCING – a friendly group meeting in the evening of the 1st Monday of each month. Contact Trish 01263 834085
  • CLASSICAL MUSIC with U3A – start date to be confirmed
  • Contact Joan Baker 01692 651353 for all Village Hall bookings, and Gary Pollard 01692 535100 for information about the Village Hall Club Bar and bookings.


HONING AND CROSTWIGHT CHURCH SERVICES: Click here for information on weekly church services


  • *NEW* ‘HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS: illustrated walks in Norfolk‘ by local Honing author Marion Addy. Pick up your copy from good local bookshops and online, and enjoy the walks, our countryside, lots of local and historical detail, and handpainted illustrations. See more: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/meet-the-artist-behind-stunning-new-walking-book-8054326
  • 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: My5.
    • Click 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 under LOCAL WALKS.  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 North Walsham”.
  • Visit BFI Player 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.
  • Honing’s Old Village Shop Museum – Click here (or on ‘History’ at the top of this page) for information and photos
  • 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
  • Our local job centre is in North Walsham.  Click here for link to website
  • 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.