Moulton, Suffolk

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Moulton
Moulton - Church of St Peter.jpg
Moulton, Church of St Peter
Moulton is located in Suffolk
Moulton
Moulton
Moulton shown within Suffolk
Population 1,090 (2005)[1]
1,033 (2011)[2]
OS grid reference TL699643
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWMARKET
Postcode district CB8
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Suffolk
52°15′04″N 0°29′15″E / 52.251°N 0.4875°E / 52.251; 0.4875Coordinates: 52°15′04″N 0°29′15″E / 52.251°N 0.4875°E / 52.251; 0.4875

Moulton is a village in the district of Forest Heath, Suffolk, England. It pre-dates the 1086 Domesday book and, in 2005, had a population of 1090.[1]

Moulton Packhorse Bridge

The village is older than the now larger town of Newmarket and includes a 15th-century packhorse bridge spanning the River Kennett. The bridge is a grade II* listed structure [3]

Moulton also has a fine church, St. Peter's, with an early 14th-century tower topped by a gilded weather vane in the shape of a large pike by blacksmith Charles Poulter.[4] Restored in 1851, it is a grade I listed building.[5]

John Gower connection[edit]

In August 1382 John Gower purchased the manors of Feltwell in Norfolk and Multon in Suffolk. They were then granted to Thomas Blakelake, parson of St. Nicholas, Feltwell, and others, at a rent of forty pounds annually for his life.[6]:xvi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Estimates of Total Population of Areas in Suffolk Archived 2008-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Suffolk County Council
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Historic England. "PACK HORSE BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER KENNET (1037678)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  4. ^ St Peter's church Retrieved 26 August 2011
  5. ^ Historic England. "CHURCH OF ST PETER (1037681)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. ^ G.C. Macaulay (ed.). "Introduction, Life of Gower". The Complete Works of John Gower, Vol 4 The Latin Works (PDF). p. vii-xxx. 

External links[edit]

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