Living in Moulton
If you are looking for a new home in a traditional English village you really should consider Moulton.
This historic village is just seven miles from the equally historic market town of Spalding. It is the main settlement in an extensive parish which includes the smaller villages of Moulton Chapel, Moulton Seas End, Moulton Marsh and Moulton Eaugate. Located near the mouth of The Wash, Moulton is at the centre of a rural, agricultural landscape.
Moulton is centred on a traditional village green with a picturesque backdrop of the All Saints church and Moulton windmill. A wealth of amenities makes Moulton an ideal location for a family home.
House prices in Moulton*
The price of an average house in Moulton is about £236,000 but an average terraced property in the village sells for just £109,000. Semi-detached properties in Moulton have a current average value of £136,000 and detached properties around £248,000.
*Housing marketing statistics from Zoopla in December 2017
Things to do and see in Moulton
Moulton boasts a good range of village amenities. As well as a popular pub, community centre and village hall it has a number of local special-interest and activities groups, including cricket and football clubs hosted at the Moulton Harrox Sports Club.
In addition to the traditional village post office and shop there is a specialist butchers shop and a hairdresser, all located in the heart of the village.
The GP surgery in the village covers the whole parish of Moulton and other nearby smaller settlements. Co-location of the practice with a pharmacy means that the village can meet most of its routine medical needs – but if you need for specialist care there is an urgent injuries unit in Newark, with Lincoln County and Mansfield Kings Mill A&E hospitals also within reach.
Grade I listed Moulton Windmill was recently restored to full working order by the Friends of Moulton Mill with the help of BBC2's Restoration and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. A café and shop were built and the mill was adapted to give easier access for disabled visitors.
Transport links in Moulton
Direct trains to King's Cross from nearby Spalding (there are more than two dozen each day with a journey time of around 90 minutes) make Moulton a good location for commuters to the capital who wish to avoid London house prices.
Spalding also has rail links to Peterborough with onward connections via the national rail network to and from London via the East Coast mainline.
Because it is located on the A151, midway between the A16 and A17 trunk roads, Moulton has good road connections to Kings Lynn, Lincoln and Peterborough. The main A1 north/south route from London to Scotland is also within easy reach.
There are regular bus services from Moulton to Spalding and nearby villages as well as to places further afield such as Newark and Lincoln.
Education in Moulton
The John Harrox Primary School in Moulton is popular and thriving and has been given a 'good' rating by Ofsted.
Secondary education is provided in nearby Spalding with a range of options while further and higher education is offered not just in Spalding but also at University College Peterborough, Peterborough Regional College and New College Stamford.
A brief history of Moulton
Archaeological evidence, including pottery finds and crop marks, show that Moulton was the site of a Roman settlement. The village is known to have been occupied in medieval times and is mentioned as Multune in the Domesday Book.
The remains of a castle – sadly, nothing more than a small mound of earth and a moat – lie south of the village. It is not clear as whether this was simply a fortified manor house or a 'proper' castle.
Current Developments in Moulton