"MATTISHALL is a large and well built village, and parish, 5 miles E. by S. of East Dereham, and 11 miles W. of Norwich, comprising 1,155 inhabitants and 2,238 acres of land, of which about 900 were inclosed in 1801. It is in several MANORS: Sir W.R. Clayton is lord of Whinburgh; Lord Wodehouse, of Thuxton-Hall and Barnham-Broom; Edward Lombe, Esq. of Thuxton-Waces; Lord Bayning, of East Tuddenham-Cockfields; T.T. Berney, Esq., of Hockering, and Mattishall-Tuddenham; T.B. Evans, Esq., of North Tuddenham-St. Clere and Bellhouse-hall; and G. Cooper, Esq., of Moutneys. The CHURCH (All Saints,) stands on an eminence in the centre of the village, and is a large Gothic pile, with six bells and a lofty tower. .The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's Book at £7.7s.3½d., and in 1831, at £469, in the patronage of Gonville and Caius. . . . Before the introduction of machinery, Mattishall was largely engaged in the worsted manufacture." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Paddy Apling]


See also Mattishall Burgh.


Church History

Mattishall Churches
All Saints, St Peter, Methodist, Evangelical, United Reformed, and the Old Moor Chapel.
Description, pictures, etc.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
Jolly, Cyril
The story of Methodism in Mattishall.
[Mattishall?, 1951]

Church Records

Bishop's Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
Mid-Norfolk FHS
A History of Mattishall United Reformed Church, including a history of the Independent and Congregational Churches there (with baptisms 1772-1998, marriages 1882-1997, deaths 1780-1998, memorial inscriptions from Badley Moor, which is the redundant burial ground adjacent to the Old Moor Meeting House and Welgate Chapel, and a list of ministers from 1650).
[Mid-Norfolk FHS, 1999?]
Seaman, Peter J. and Palgrave-Moore, Patrick
Norfolk nonconformist registers. No.1: Mattishall and Dereham Congregational 1772-1837, Mattishall and Watton Primitive Methodist 1832-1837; transcribed and indexed.
[Norwich, Norfolk and Norwich Genealogical Society, 1983]

Description & Travel

Mattishall and Mattishall Burgh Village Pages
Description, history, churches, pictures, wartime, news, local businesses, etc.
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Mattishall has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Barringer, J.C. (ed)
Towards a history of Mattishall: from research by the Village History Group of Mattishall Society.
[Mattishall, the Society, 1977]

Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims: Mattishall.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1801.
Great Britain: Statute
Mattishall Inclosure Act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the open fields, commons, and waste lands, within the parish of Mattishall, in the county of Norfolk.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG049113 (Lat/Lon: 52.660247, 1.028424), Mattishall which are provided by: