The Village of Hunworth in Norfolk

Hunworth Norfolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the small Norfolk village of Hunworth, located in the vale of the Glaven and surrounded by pleasant wooded countryside. The village straddles either side of the Holt Road, a popular place with walkers and cyclists, with a pleasing route from the village all the way down to the coastal resort of Blakeney. Or in the other direction a lovely trek through rolling countryside out to other equally small Norfolk villages.

The village has a popular 17th century white cottage inn The Hunny Bell located on a slight rise on the village green just behind the conker tree. Up until the 1970s when the first bar was installed, beer used to be served straight from the cellar. Food is an important ingredient of any pub but the emphasis is on traditional fayre at The Hunny Bell rather than the gastro route.

Along the road is the Stody Estate, with their extensive gardens, that they open once a year each May to the public. Ten acres of rhododendrons and azalea bushes along with a rose and water garden.

Melton Constable and Briston are further along the road and have a good range of local shops, stores / post office fish and chip, bakers and butchers. Or in the other direction is the larger town of Holt with its main street lined by Georgian buildings and its abundance of interesting antique emporiums and knick-knack shops hidden down streets and twisting alleyways. On its outskirts is a large park.

One of the past rectors at nearby Edgefield was the Cannon Walter Herbert Macron he was rector at the church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Edgefield from 1875 to 1937.  He also took the unusual step of having his church moved from its original location to the one you see today.

After the black death of 1349 the people of Edgefield upped sticks and moved to higher ground, when Cannon Macron took over he decided that it was about time that the church followed the villagers.  So he had it dismantled moved half a mile and reassembled.

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