Mulbarton, Norfolk

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St Mary Magdalene, Mulbarton, Norfolk - - 313650.jpg
St Mary Magdalene Church
Mulbarton is located in Norfolk
Location within Norfolk
Area5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
Population3,521 (2011)
• Density659/km2 (1,710/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTG187003
Civil parish
  • Mulbarton
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNORWICH
Postcode districtNR14
Dialling code01508
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°35′14″N 1°13′31″E / 52.5872°N 1.2253°E / 52.5872; 1.2253Coordinates: 52°35′14″N 1°13′31″E / 52.5872°N 1.2253°E / 52.5872; 1.2253

Mulbarton is a village and civil parish located south of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk.[1] It covers an area of 5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi).[2]

The place-name 'Mulbarton' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Molkebertuna and Molkebertestuna. The name means "outlying dairy farm", the first element being the Old English 'meoluc' meaning 'milk', and the second element the Old English 'beretun' meaning 'barley town or settlement', hence 'farm'.[3]

The population at the 2001 census was 2,827,[4] increasing to 3,521 at the 2011 census.[5]

Facilities include one school (Mulbarton Primary School), an Adnams' public house, The World's End, a social club, two convenience stores (One Stop and Co-op), a church, a fish-and-chip shop, a Chinese takeaway, and an MOT and vehicle repair centre. There is a regular bus service to Norwich. In the centre of the village is a large common, with a pond where many ducks live.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches north west to Ketteringham with a total population taken at the 2011 census of 5,121.[6]


The village also has its own non league football club, Mulbarton Wanderers F.C. who currently play in the Eastern Counties Football League at the Mulberry Park ground.[7]

Notable people[edit]

  • Maurice Norman, the former Norwich City, Tottenham Hotspur and England footballer, was born in Mulbarton[8]
  • Sir Edward Wingfield, a retired civil servant, lived at Mulbarton Hall in the early 1900s.


  1. ^ "Norfolk Heritage and Explorations - Mulbarton". 21 November 2010. Archived from the original on 21 November 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Mulbarton parish information". South Norfolk Council. 17 April 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  3. ^ Eilert Ekwall, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place-names, pp.333, 322 and 28.
  4. ^ Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council. "2001 Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes". Archived from the original (XLS) on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 September 2015.
  7. ^ Thurlow Nunn League: Mulbarton Wanderers – Thurlow Nunn League, accessdate: January 26, 2020
  8. ^ "Maurice Norman". Englandstats. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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