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Norfolk - North Lopham

Francis White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory, of Norfolk 1854, pp. 763-764

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001]

LOPHAM (NORTH), 3½ miles S.E. by S. of East Harling, is a pleasant village and parish, comprising 832 souls, 191 houses, and 1,966 acres of land, of which 900a., called Lopham Park, is the property of the Duke of Norfolk, the lord of the manor, in which are numerous small copyholds, subject to arbitrary fines. The manor includes South Lopham, and the two villages have long been celebrated for the manufacture of linen ; and though but little yarn is now spun here by hand-wheels, there are upwards of 100 looms employed weaving sheeting, diaper, and huckaback, &c., which are mostly sold unbleached by the manufacturers, who hawk them over this and the adjacent counties. The Church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a spacious and handsome structure, with a square tower mostly built of flint. On the south side is an old Norman porch, and the outside of the church and buttresses exhibit many Latin inscriptions. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £17 0s. 5½d., and in 1831 at £642, with that of South Lopham annexed to it, is in the gift of Richard Barrow, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. James Barrow, M.A. The benefice has a small rectorial manor in the two adjoining parishes, and must be held by a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. Here is a small Wesleyan chapel, and a Free School. Mary Williamson in 1696, left 7a. 1r. 20p. of land, for apprenticing poor children, or clothing the poor of this parish. It is now let for £14 16s. The Fuel Allotment, 103a. 2r. 11p., was awarded in 1815. The Town Lands, partly purchased and partly given by several donors, consist of about 43a., in the parishes of Lopham, Garboldisham, and Shelfanger, which, with two cottages, are let for £84 a year, and the amount is applied in the service of the church. Here is a house, let off in several tenements to poor families. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, December 2001; links updated January 2011.

1891 Census Names Index
Guiltcross hundred
Guiltcross union
Kelly's 1883
White's 1845 and 1883 [GENUKI-NFK]
North Lopham Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
Lopham postmills and smockmill [Jonathan Neville]
Lophams village page [local web-site]
More about North Lopham [GENUKI-NFK]
and see South Lopham
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