The quay at Morston
Morston shown within Norfolk
|Area||8.68 km2 (3.35 sq mi)|
|– density||10 /km2 (26 /sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
Morston is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 8.68 km2 (3.35 sq mi) and had a population of 86 in 42 households at the 2001 census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of North Norfolk.
Like its neighbour Blakeney, Morston, used to be a major port 400 years ago, but is now only used by a small number of fishing boats, leisure craft and the regular seal watching trips which leave for Blakeney Point.
Morston Hall restaurant is located in the parish.
Notes about Morston
Harold Davidson (1875 – 1937), the "Rector of Stiffkey" was also the parish priest here.
The father of writer Annie Hall Cudlip commanded the local Coastguard station.
The 1973 Derby Stakes Winner was Morston, the horse being named after the village. Running for just the second time he was returned at odds of 25-1. His half brother Blakeney won the same race in 1969.
- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
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