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Norfolk - Morston

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 780-781

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

MORSTON, on elevated ground above the salt marshes, is about a mile from the sea, and 7 miles N.W. by W. of Holt. The parish contains 36 houses, 149 souls, and 1,578 acres of land, exclusive of a tract of low marshes, which is overflowed at spring tides, and is intersected by the Blakeney harbour. Capt. John Townshend, R.N., owns a great part of the soil, is lord of the manor, and patron of the Church, dedicated to All Saints, a rectory, valued in the King's book at £18, and consolidated with Stiffkey. The poor have half an acre of land, allotted at the enclosure, in 1799, and the interest of £26, left by John Ringer, in 1608, and the interest of £36, left by Wm. Buck, in 1678.

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Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated January 2011.

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Church of All Saints, Morston [norfolkcoast.co.uk]
Binham and beyond (Introduction to the churches of Binham, Cockthorpe, Langham, Morston, and Stiffkey) [Simon Knott]
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Other Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]