"MUNDSLEY, a parish in the northern division of the hundred of ERPINGHAM, county of NORFOLK, 5 miles (N. N. E.) from North Walsham, containing 333 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk, and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £ 8. 9 9., endowed with £200 royal bounty, and in the patronage of the King, as Duke of Lancaster. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The parish lies on the coast of the North sea, in a cliff near which were found, some years ago, large petrified bones of the elephant, also horns of the moose deer, and other bones of an immense size, supposed to be diluvial remains." [Samuel Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831) - copyright © Mel Lockie]


Mundesley is about 10 miles N.E. of Aylsham.
The name is pronounced as Munsley.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Repps, 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 All Saints.

Church History

Reading, Eric
All Saints Parish Church, Mundesley: a history and guide.
[Southrepps, Trunch Team Office, 1999]

Church Records

Mundesley Marriages 1724-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.

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), Mundesley was in Erpingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

(no author)
Beautiful Breezy Mundesley: 30 of the latest views.
[Mundesley, Norton T. Wakelin, 1914?]
Anderson, Arthur Henry
Mundesley, Norfolk: an appreciation of a quiet Norfolk health resort and a practical guide to its most interesting features, with a plan of the town, and illustrated by photographs.
[London, The Homeland Association for the Encouragement of Touring in Great Britain, The Homeland Handy Guides, number 13, Frederick Warne and Co., c1910]
Knights, Mark
The illustrated guide to Cromer and neighbourhood: including Runton, Sherringham, Overstrand, Sidestrand, Mundesley, Northrepps, Bacton, Bromholm, and the Broads; revised to the present time by Mark Knights.
[London, Jarrold, 1889?]
Reading, Eric
A Mundesley Album.
(Mundesley up to 1920, with illustrations).
[ISBN 0946148104, North Walsham: Poppyland, 1985]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Mundesley which are provided by:



Mundesley, Norfolk: official guide
[Mundesley Publicity Association, 1938?]
Mundesley-on-Sea, Norfolk: official guide
[Mundesley Publicity Association, 1970?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Directories




Historical Geography

Mundesley is in North Erpingham Hundred.

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

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



Fisher, Brian
Mundesley Past and Present.
[Mundesley, Typescript in Norwich Local Studies Library, 1976]
Goodwyn, Edwin Alvis
Mundesley past.
Hoare, Christobel
A short history of the Parish of Mundesley, in the County of Norfolk.
[Bedford, Bedfordshire Times Publishing, 1914]
Rothery, Constance
The Poppyland Flyer: the story of the railway line from Cromer to North Walsham, 1906-1953: calling at: Cromer Links - Overstrand - Sidestrand Halt -Trimmingham and Paston and Knapton - Mundesley.
[Trimmingham, Norfolk, C. Rothery, 1984]


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG312365 (Lat/Lon: 52.876124, 1.434316), Mundesley which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law