LONGHAM, a small parish and scattered village, 4½ miles W.N.W. of Dereham, has 337 souls, 74 houses, and 1,284 acres of land, mostly belonging to the Earl of Leicester, the lord of the manor, impropriator and patron of the Church, which is dedicated to St. Peter, and is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1831, at £30, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Rbt. Howlett. At different periods, from 1756 to 1792, the curacy has been augmented with £1,000 Queen Anne's Bounty. Here is a school supported by the Earl of Leicester.