"MAUTBY, a parish 5½ miles N.W. of Yarmouth, has only 66 inhabitants, six scattered farm houses, and 1626 acres of land, of which 900 are arable, 200 meadow, and 450 marsh, including several modern plantations, and a decoy of nine acres. Robert Fellowes, Esq., is patron of the rectory, lord of the manor, and owner of the whole parish, which was anciently held by the Mautebys, of whom there are some ancient monuments in the Church, which is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul, and is a thatched fabric, with a tower half circular and half octagonal. The rectory, valued in the King's books at £13. 6s. 8d., has 45A. 2R. of glebe, and is enjoyed by the Rev. Charles Fellowes of Shottisham." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


Church Directories

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

Church History

Howard, Samuel R
Mautby Church and Rectors, 1884-1984: The personal observations and recollections of Samuel R. Howard, churchwarden.
[Lowestoft, Creasey Flood, 1984]

Church Records

Mautby Marriages 1663-1834
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 5.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1923 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Mautby was in Flegg Registration District. Between 1837 and 1850, the district was called East and West Flegg.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Howard, Samuel R.
Mautby Remembrance: A personal observation (from 1884) of the Norfolk villages Mautby, Thrigby, Runham.
[ISBN 1899758038, Hemsby, Desne Publishing, 1996]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Mautby is in East Flegg Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
Description of East Flegg and West Flegg Hundreds
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

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