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Morston

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"MORSTON, on an acclivity overlooking the salt-marshes, is about a mile from the sea beach, 6 miles E. of Wells, and 7 miles N.W. by W. of Holt. Its parish has 173 inhabitants, and 1578 acres of land, exclusive of a tract of low marshes, which is overflowed at spring tides, and is intersected by the Blakeney harbour. Lord Charles Townshend owns a great part of the soil, and is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church (All Saints,) which is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £18, and consolidated with Stiffkey. . . . A lieutenant and seven men are stationed here as a coastguard." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]

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Morston is in the Glaven Valley.

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Cemeteries

The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Morston.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries

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Church Directories

  • The parish is in the deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
  • The parish church is dedicated to All Saints.
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Church Records

Parish Registers
Baptisms, Banns and Marriages.
Archdeacons' Transcripts
Baptisms 1689-1811, Marriages 1689-1810 and Burials 1689-1811.
[Parish Register Transcription Society, Dart Series, 2000?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records

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Description & Travel

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Blakeney Langham Morston Cley Wiveton: Festival year 1951.
(Festival of Britain 1951)
[ISBN 0951832816, 1951?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

Morston is in Holt hundred.

You can see the administrative areas in which Morston 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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History

Mellor, Derick
The Glaven Valley: Historical Jottings.
[Cromer, Cheverton and Son, 1989]
Mellor, Derick
The Glaven Valley: Further Historical Jottings.
(Compiled by Marjorie Missen).
[Blakeney?, 1994]
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Maps

and nearby places.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG007438 (Lat/Lon: 52.954326, 0.98645), Morston which are provided by:

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Military Records

Roll of Honour
World Wars 1 and 2.
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Poor Houses, Poor Law