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Moulton, Suffolk

Historical Description

Moulton, a pleasant village and a parish in Suffolk. The village stands on the river Kennett, a tributary of the Lark, near Icknield Street, 1½ mile NE of the boundary with 'Cambridgeshire, 2 miles S by W of Kennet station on the Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge branch of the G.E.R., and 3¼ E by N of Newmarket; was once a market-town, and has a post and money order office under Newmarket; telegraph office, Kentford. The parish comprises 3169 acres; population, 509. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Moulton Paddocks was at one time the seat of Lord Gerard. The manor belongs to the McCalmont family, the owners of the Cheveley estate, which they purchased from the Duke of Rutland. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross value, £633 with residence. Patron, Christ's College, Cambridge. The church, a fine building of flint and stone in the Perpendicular style, was restored in 1851 at a cost of more than £2000, and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel; with porch and tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and some valuable charities.

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 CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishMoulton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionNewmarket 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Suffolk is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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DistrictForest Heath
Postal districtCB8
Post TownNewmarket