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Norfolk - Langham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, p. 779

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000]

LANGHAM, 5 miles W.N.W. of Holt, has in its parish 89 houses, 416 souls, and 1,670 acres of land, including a decoy and 100a. of wood. It was formerly in two parishes, called Langham Magna, and Parva ; but the Church of the latter has long been dilapidated, and its rectory consolidated with Cockthorpe and Blakeney. The Church of Langham Magna is dedicated to St. Andrew and St. Mary, and is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's book at £4 10s. and now at £170. The Rev. Jno. M. Randall is the incumbent, and the Bishop of Norwich is patron and impropriator. At the enclosure in 1817, land was allotted in lieu of tithes, viz. : 200a. to the Bishop, (now the property of the Rev. S. F. Rippingall,) 100a. to the vicar, and 49a. to the rector of Little Langham, the latter of whom performs no duty here. A new vicarage house was built some years ago. The Rev. S. F. Rippingall is lord of the manor, and has recently purchased the estate of the late Capt. Marryat, whose residence, the Manor Cottage, is occupied by C. Rippingall, Esq. Mr. Chas. Elgar, Mr Thos. Seeley, Messrs. Starling and Pond, Rev. John O. Routh, Miss Stangroom, and a few others have estates here. At the enclosure 2r. 27p. were allotted to the surveyors. The poor have the interest of £25 left by Chpr. Ringer, and 10s. annually left by an unknown donor. A National school was built in 1851. Post Office at John Massingham's : letters arrive at 11 a.m., and are despatched at 2 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2000; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
1841 Census Names Index [Val Fiddian & Honor Jones]
Holt hundred
Walsingham union
Kelly's 1883
Langham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Langham postmills [Jonathan Neville]
More on Langham [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
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