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"MUNDFORD is a large village, with several neat houses, on the London road, near the river Wissey, 5 miles N. by E. of Brandon, 8 miles N.W. of Thetford, and 10 miles S. by W. of Swaffham. It has in its parish 437 inhabitants, and 1609 acres of land, exclusive of a common of 190 acres, and also 90 acres of heath, where the parishioners have a right of fuel and rabbits, but no pasturage. Most of the parish belongs to Sir Richard Sutton, lord of East Hall, but Lord Berners is lord of West Hall manor, held by the service of a rose and "spar-hawk." The CHURCH (St. Leonard) is an ancient pile, without a tower, and the living is a discharged rectory, valued in K.B. at £7. 17s 6d., and in 1831 at £137. Sir Richard Sutton is patron, and the Rev. John Raven, B.A., incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © E.C. "Paddy" Apling]

See also Mundham.


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Cranwich, 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 Leonard.

Church History

Church of St Leonard
Description, picture, minister, services, etc.
Church of St Leonard
Description and pictures.
Mundford Church, village and surrounding places of interest.
[Mundford, The Church, 1984]
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

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), Mundford was in Thetford Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

Mundford Smock Mill
Description, history and map.
Mundford Tower Mill
Description, history and map.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Mundford is in Grimshoe Hundred.

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

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Land and Property

Great Britain: Statute
Mundford Inclosure Act, 1806.
An act for confirming and establishing a division and inclosure of the open fields in the parish of Moundford [sic], in the county of Norfolk: 3rd July 1806.
[London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property


Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.



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 36 57 274
1811 64 72 294
1821 77 86 397
1831 75 85 414
1841 86 -- 437
1851 73 -- 385
Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1861 71 -- 376
1871 66 83 282
1881 68 69 285
1891 68 71 298
1901 71 71 292
1911 -- 74 274

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.

1851 Census
"The decrease of population in Mundford Parish is owing to the demolition of some old houses and the consequent removal of their inmates since 1841."