"MATLASK, 7 miles N.N.W. of Aylsham, has in its parish 198 souls, and 547 acres of land, mostly the property of Dennis Gunton, Esq., who has a pleasant seat here. The Church (St. Peter,) has a tower, round at the base and octangular above. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's Book at £5, and was augmented in 1731, with £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, and £200, given by Richard Whitaker, laid out in 40A. of land, at Gresham. The glebe is 10A., and the tithes were commuted in 1841, for £130 per annum. The Rev. A. Langton, of Hempstead, near Holt, is incumbent, and the Queen, as Duchess of Lancaster, is patroness." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Peter.

Church Records

Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1725-1812, Marriages 1726-1811 and Burials 1726-1812.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Matlaske was in Erpingham Registration District.

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Historical Geography

Matlaske is in North Erpingham Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for North Erpingham Hundred
Description of North Erpingham Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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Poor Houses, Poor Law