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Morley St Botolph

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"MORLEY ST. BOTOLPH, 3 miles W.S.W. of Wymondham, has in its parish 328 souls, and 819 acres of land, mostly belonging to Miss Maria Morse, of Norwich, and lying in the manor of Shadwells, or Cockerills, in Morley. The Church has a large tower and three bells, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £14. 11s. 5½d., and in 1831 at £595, with the curacy of Morley St. Peter annexed to it, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Chas. Beauchamp Cooper. The tithes of the two parishes were commuted in 1840 for £580 per annum. The rector greatly enlarged and beautified the Rectory House, about twelve years ago. He pays for the education of twelve children at the National School." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Morley St Botolph and Morley St Peter may together be referred to as Morley.
See also Morley St Peter.

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Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Hingham, 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 Botolph.
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Church History

Church of St Botolph
Description and pictures.
Church of St Botolph
Services, etc.
 
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.
 
Primitive Methodist Church
Description, picture and map.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms 1813-1880
Marriages
These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Civil Registration

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

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Description & Travel

Morley Village: Morley St Botolph and Morley St Peter
News, organisations, pictures, etc.
Morley St Botolph and Morley St Peter Parish Council
Councillors, meetings, minutes, etc.
Morley St Botolph Post Mill
Description and map.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Morley St Botolph is in Forehoe Hundred.

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

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

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Maps

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM075997 (Lat/Lon: 52.555846, 1.058892), Morley St Botolph which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

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Population

These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
18012931133
18112435157
18213559269
18314370339
184167--328
185164--291
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186165--278
18716666308
18816670283
18915656229
19015859228
1911--54196

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.