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
Population1,090 (2005)[1]
1,033 (2011)[2]
OS grid referenceTL699643
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWMARKET
Postcode districtCB8
EU ParliamentEast 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.

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