Encyclopedia > Hoveton

  Article Content

Hoveton

Hoveton (pronounced Hovviton) is a village in on the River Bure in Norfolk, England within The Broads National Park. It is effectively the other half of Wroxham. Whilst Hoveton is north of the river, Wroxham is south; but many people refer to the whole settlement as "Wroxham". The railway station was originally intended to be on the Wroxham side, but there was a change of mind, and although the station was sited in Hoveton, the railway company called it "Wroxham".

One of the smaller broads, Bridge Broad[?], is in Hoveton, and Hoveton Great Broad and Hoveton Little Broad carry the village's name.

Hoveton has two churches, St. Peter and St. John.

Roy's of Wroxham, dubbed the world's largest village store, was founded in Hoveton by Alfred Roy in 1895.

Hoveton Hall is a 19th century building attributed to Humphry Repton. Although the house is not open to the public, its gardens are a popular tourist attraction.

The Norfolk landscape painter John Crome, an associate of John Sell Cotman and others of the Norwich School, made an etching of Hoveton in 1812.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sakhalin

... part of the island below 50 N was ceded to Japan, the Russians retaining the other three-fifths of the area. In August 1945, Russia again took over the control of ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 149.6 ms