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Matlask, Norfolk

Historical Description

Matlask, a parish in Norfolk, 5½ miles SE of Holt, and 4½ NNE from Corpusty station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway. Post town, Norwich; money order and telegraph office, Aldborough. Acreage, 476; population of the civil parish, 163; of the ecclesiastical, with Plumstead, 340. Matlask Hall is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £184. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church is a plain building of flint in the Perpendicular style, and has a round tower with octangular top.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishMatlask St. Peter 
HundredNorth Erpingham 
Poor Law unionErpingham 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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