Moulton St Mary


"MOULTON village is scattered on a pleasant acclivity, 9 miles W. of Yarmouth, and includes within its parish 235 inhabitants, and about 1000 acres of land. Lady Cath. Melville owns the whole, except 200 acres, and is lady of the manor, impropriator, and patroness of the Church (St Mary,) which is a vicarage, valued in the King's Books at £5. 6s. 3d., and in 1831 at £185. It has 12A. of glebe, and £200 of Queen Anne's Bounty, obtained in 1775. The Rev. George Burgess is the incumbent. The Church Land consists of 3½ acres, given by Henry Palmer in 1523. The Poor's Allotment, 9A. 2R. 22P., was awarded at the enclosure in 1803, and is now let for £20." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]


See also Moulton St Michael.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Blofield, 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 Mary.

Church History

Church of St Mary
Description and pictures.
Church of St Mary
Pictures of the church.
Church of St Mary
Paintings in the church.
Cotton, Simon
St Mary's Church, Moulton, Norfolk.
[London, Redundant Churches Fund, 1998]

Church Records

These are included in Boyd's Marriage Index.
They are not included in Phillimore's Marriage Registers.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

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

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

Moulton St Mary Post Mill
Description, history and picture.

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Historical Geography

Moulton St Mary is in Walsham Hundred.

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

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


Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of claims (64): Beighton, Lingwood and Moulton.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1801.
Great Britain: Statute
Beighton, Lingwood and Moulton Inclosure Act, 1801.
An act for dividing, allotting, and inclosing the commons and waste grounds, in the parishes of Beighton, Lingwood, and Moulton, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG396078 (Lat/Lon: 52.6154, 1.53817), Moulton St Mary which are provided by:


Military Records


Poor Houses, Poor Law



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
Families Population
1801 12 16 170
1811 23 29 168
1821 36 36 185
1831 28 46 209
1841 41 -- 235
1851 49 -- 235
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 50 -- 259
1871 56 56 266
1881 54 55 240
1891 53 53 208
1901 52 52 210
1911 -- 56 219

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.