Mundesley  Norfolk


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

MUNDSLEY, or Mundesley, a village and a parish in Erpingham district, Norfolk. The village stands on the coast, 5 miles N N E of North Walsham, and 19½ N N W of Norwich r. station; is a pleasant place. with a fine sea-view; ranks as a kind of sub-port, where vessels load and unload on the beach; is much frequented as a watering-place; has a post-office under Norwich, a goodinn, good lodging-houses, bathing-machines, and a coast-guard station; and carries on some fishing. ...

The parish comprises 574 acres of land, and 100 of water. Real property, £1, 979. Pop., 437. Houses, 106. The property is not much divided. The sea makes continualencroachments. A terrace built at the village, 90 feetabove the beach, was broken down by the tide in Feb.1836; was rebuilt in the same year; was again broken down in 1863; and has not been rebuilt. A deep ravinepierces lofty broken cliffs to the coast at the village; and is traversed by a rivulet called the Mun, which gives name to the parish. Bones of elephants and other inter-tropical animals have been found. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £170. Patron, the Duchy of Lancaster. The church stands on a cliff; has lost its tower and its chancel; and is available for use in only a part of the nave. There are a dissentingchapel and a church school.

Mundesley through time

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

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mundesley in North Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th April 2021

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