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Morley St Peter

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"MORLEY ST. PETER is a parish on the south side of the above [ie of Morley St Botolph], 2½ miles N. by E. of Attleborough, and 3½ miles S.W. of Wymondham. It has 191 souls, and 1009A. of land, mostly the property of J.T. Graver Browne, Esq., the lord of the manor, who resides at Morley House, a handsome white brick mansion, erected four years ago, in a fine lawn, well-studded with oak and other trees, and commanding extensive views. The old Hall, anciently the seat of the Sedleys, is encompassed by a deep moat. The Church is a very small edifice, and its curacy has long been consolidated with the rectory of St. Botolph, which is considered the mother church of both parishes." [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 Botolph.

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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 Peter.
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Church History

Church of St Peter
Description and pictures.
Church of St Peter
Services, etc.
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Church Records

Parish Register Transcripts
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.
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 Peter 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.

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Morley St Peter 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 Peter 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 TM064987 (Lat/Lon: 52.546661, 1.0419), Morley St Peter 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
18011921124
18112027153
18212337201
18313132172
184134--191
185132--147
Year  Inhabited
Houses
FamiliesPopulation
186134--147
18713434168
18813535135
18914242174
19013435136
1911--38180

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.

1911 Census
Out of the population of 180, 20 were in a large establishment or institution. This may have been Morley Hall.