Morston

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This article is about Norfolk village. For the racehorse, see Morston (horse).
Morston
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The quay at Morston
Morston is located in Norfolk
Morston
Morston
 Morston shown within Norfolk
Area  8.68 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
Population 86 
   – density  10 /km2 (26 /sq mi)
OS grid reference TG008438
Civil parish Morston
District North Norfolk
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOLT
Postcode district NR25
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
UK
England
Norfolk

Coordinates: 52°57′17″N 0°59′17″E / 52.95466°N 0.98812°E / 52.95466; 0.98812

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.[1] 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[edit]

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.[citation needed] Running for just the second time he was returned at odds of 25-1. His half brother Blakeney won the same race in 1969.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.

External links[edit]

Morston Church


Panoramic view of Morston Quay in morning low tide