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Methwold is about 10 miles N.W. of Thetford.
It is also known as Muel.
It includes the hamlet of Methwold Hithe (or Methwold Hythe).


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Church Directories

Church History

Church of St George
Description, history and pictures.
Methodist Church
Minister, services, picture, etc.
Follow the link to the home page, then search for the church.

Church Records

These are not included in Boyd's Marriage Index or Phillimore's Marriage Registers.
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Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Methwold was in Thetford Registration District.

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Description and Travel

Description, history, church, pictures, etc.
Flogdell, Cliff
Methwold Inns and Innkeepers, 1836 to 1970.
[Mildenhall, 2004]
Flogdell, Cliff
Methwold Memories, 1930-1970.
[Mildenhall, 2004]
Hall, Godfrey; and Flogdell, Cliff
Methwold in Words and Pictures.
[Mildenhall, 2004]
Whitmore, George Frederick
Tobacco growing.
[Cambridge, printed by Foister and Jagg, 1913]
[Anthony Forbes Whitmore, 1999]
Methwold Brandon Road Tower Mill
Description, history and map.
Methwold Hythe Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Methwold Hythe Road Post Mill
Description, history and map.
Methwold Old Feltwell Road Tower Mill
Description, history and picture.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel


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Historical Geography

Methwold is in Grimshoe Hundred.
Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Grimshoe Hundred
Description of Grimshoe Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk


Gedge, John Denny
The history of a village community in the eastern counties.
[Norwich, Agas H. Goose, Transactions of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society, 1893]
Yates, Edward Marshall
Land and life at the Fen Edge: as depicted in the medieval muniments of Methwold, Norfolk.
[Occasional paper (no.17), King's College, University of London, 1984]
Younge, John
The area of Methwold and its people.
[Methwold, 2001]

Land and Property

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Modern and Historical Maps
Maps of the parish.

Military History

Methwold Airfield
Wartime memories.

Military Records

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Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc


These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.

Year   Inhabited
Families Population
1801133187  865
1811174187  942
Year   Inhabited
Families Population

There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.

1861 Census
"The decrease of population in Methwold parish is attributed to emigration."
1901 Census
"Including Methwold Hithe."

Voting Registers

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Copyright © Pat Newby.
July 2009