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Oulton Broad  Suffolk

 

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

OULTON, a hamlet and a parish in Mutford district, Suffolk. The hamlet lies near Lothing lake, the river Waveney, the Norwich and Lowestoft railway, and the boundary with Norfolk, 1 mile E S E of Mutford-Bridge r. station, and 2½ W of Lowestoft; and bears the name of Oulton-Street. The parish contains also the hamlet of Mutford-Bridge, and comprises 1, 997 acres. ...


Post-town, Lowestoft. Real property, £4, 430; of which £65 are in the Lowestoft and Norwich navigation. Pop., 747. Houses, 148. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Dudley Oliver, Esq. Oulton High House was built in 1550, by the Hobarts; retains a fine mantel-piece and some curious carved work of the 16th century; was long known as the "haunted house; " served for some time as a school-house; and is now the residence of Mrs. Caldecott. G. Borrow, the historian of the gipsies, has considerable property in the parish. The Mutfordworkhouse is here; and, at the census of 1861, had 117inmates. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £462.* Patron, Sir S. M. Peto, Bart ' The church was originally cruciform; b as a chancel and a Ntransept of the time of Edward I., and a central tower with a base tier resembling Norman work; includes a nave and a S porch; and contains a carved octagonal font, and remains of ancient stained glass; and the chancel was restored in 1862. There is a parochial school.

Oulton Broad through time

Oulton Broad is now part of Waveney district. Click here for graphs and data of how Waveney has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Oulton Broad itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oulton Broad, in Waveney and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/910

Date accessed: 24th October 2021


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