"MINTLYNN is a small decayed parish, 2¼ miles E. by S. of Lynn, on the northern acclivity of the valley opposite Middleton. It contains only 36 inhabitants, two farm-houses, and 720 acres of enclosed land, with a high sandy heath, of which 400 acres were planted by the late Wm. Bagge, Esq., who bequeathed this estate to its present owner, Richard Bagge, Esq. Bishop Beaufoy had a grant of this and 60 other lordships, from the Conqueror. In Domesday book it is called Meltinga. Its small CHURCH, dedicated to St. Michael, has long been in ruins, but the gables and side walls are still standing. Mintlynn is now a sort of extra-parochial liberty, having neither church nor pastor." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
The name may also be spelled Mintlynn, Mintlin, Mintling and Mintlinn.
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Michael, but it has been in ruins since before 1845.
- This has been found by the Norfolk transcribers for FreeREG, in the Mintlyn Archdeacons' Transcripts for 1668-1669.
Wm Shilling of Leziatt being Church warden for myntlin and goeing out of the parish at Michaelmas 1668 carryed away with him: the Surplice belonging to myntlin: by reason whereof we have been without our Linen.
The parish chappell of myntlin is by the neglect of glazeing and tileing soe annoyed with fowles sticks and dirt every weeke: that the parishioners cannot sett decently in their seates, neither can the clarke procure his wages as formerly hath beene payd him.
Thomas Herring Past church warden, and is again appoynted for this next yeare.
Fras Halfhed. Curate
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Mintlyn is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
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These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.