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Norfolk - Mautby

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.393.

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MAUTBY is a parish3 miles west from Caister sation on the Eastern & Midlands railway, about 5 miles north-west from Yarmouth and near the navigable Bure, in the Northern division of the county, the incorporated hundreds and union of East and West Flegg, and Great Yarmouth county court district, rural deanery of Flegg and archdeaconry and diocese of Norwich. The church of SS. Peter and Paul is a small building consisting of chancel and nave, with a tower, the lower part circular and the upper octagonal: it contains some old monuments to the Mautby family, formerly lords of the manor: it retains the old roof thatched with reeds. The register dates from the year 1663. The living is a rectory, tithe rent-charge 600, with 45 acres of glebe, in the gift of Robert Fellowes esq. and held since 1838 by the Rev. Charles Fellowes M.A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, who is also rectorof Shottesham, near Norwich, where he resides; the Rev. Theodore Budd, of St. Bees, is curate in charge. Here are a few small plantations and a decoy of nine acres, Many of the Paston letters were written from here, Margaret Pston, wife of John Paston, having inherited this place fom her father, John Mautby. Robert Fellowes esq. is lord of the manor and sole landowner. The soil is loamy; subsoil, sand and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats and barley. The area is 1,917 acres, chiefly arable, including 200 acres formerly extra-parochial; rateable value, 3,431; the population in 1881 was 121. The parish is a contributory district to the Filby and Runham School Board with two members.——Letters received through Yarmouth. Filby is the nearest money order office; telegraph offices at Ormesby and Caister

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, March, 2009; links updated December 2009.

1891 Census Names Index
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
Mautby Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Mautby Marsh drainage mill [Jonathan Neville]
More on Mautby [GENUKI-NFK]
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