[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001]
FRANSHAM (LITTLE,) 6 miles E. by N. of Swaffham, is a parish and small village, on the Norwich and Lynn road, which comprises 267 souls, 56 houses, and 1,030 acres of land, chiefly the property of Money Griggs, Esq. ; but E. Rudge, Esq. and John Hudson, Esq. have also estates here : the latter is lord of the manor of Sparham and Wilcox, and Mrs. Alpe is lady of the manor of Barnes on the Moor. It is said Queen Elizabeth slept one night at the Old Hall, in her tour through Norfolk. The Church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains an ancient font and piscina, and memorials to the Alpe and other families. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the King's book at £6 8s. 4d., having 38a. of glebe, and a yearly rent of £314, awarded in 1838. The Fuel Allotment, 11a. 2r., is let for £16.
Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, March 2001; links updated June 2010.
1891 Census Names Index
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Fransham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
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