Middleton  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Middleton like this:

MIDDLETON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Freebridge-Llyn district, Norfolk. The village stands 1¼ mile S of the East Anglian railway, 1¾ N of the river Nar, and 3½ SE of Kings-Lynn; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Lynn. The parish comprises 3,029 acres. ...

Real property, £5,872; of which £80 are in quarries. Pop., 894. Houses, 190. The property is divided among a few. Middleton manor, with Middleton Tower and much of the land, belongs to L. W. Jarvis, Esq. The Tower was built, in the time of Henry VI., by the Lords Scales; was recently restored and enlarged; and has an old brick turreted gate way, 54 feet by 27. Middleton Hall is the seat of Major E. Hutton; and Valleyfield is the seat of S. A. Gurney, Esq. Blackborough manor, with the largest estate in the parish, belongs to the see of Norwich, and is now vested in the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Blackborough priory, in the vale of the Nar, was founded, in the time of Henry II., for Benedictine nuns. Middleton Stop drain runs to the Wash at Lynn. A lofty circular mound, surrounded by a deep fosse, is near the church. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £315.* Patron, W. Durst, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a fuel allotment.—The sub-district contains also five other parishes. Acres, 10,848. Pop., 2,239. Houses,

Middleton through time

Middleton is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Middleton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Middleton in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 24th January 2021

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