Place:Morley St. Botolph, Norfolk, England

NameMorley St. Botolph
Alt namesMorleasource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
Morley St Botolphsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192; Gazetteer of Great Britain (1999) p 507
Morley Saint Botolphsource: long form
Morley-St. Botolphsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.55°N 1.05°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoForehoe Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Forehoe Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Morley, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Morley St. Botolph is a small village in the English county of Norfolk. It is situated 4 km south-west of the town of Wymondham and 23 km southwest of the city of Norwich.

Morley St. Botolph has a sister village, Morley St. Peter, although the two are often simply referred to as "Morley". The names Morley St. Botolph and Morley St. Peter are first attested on the Ordnance Survey map of 1838.

Morley St. Botolph played a small part in the early stages of Kett's rebellion of 1549, when the townspeople of Wymondham attacked and broke down enclosures in the village.

A Vision of Britain through Time states that Morley St. Botolph and Morley St. Peter combined to form the civil parish of Morley in 1935.

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