Congham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Congham, a village and a parish in Norfolk, 1 mile E by N from Grimston Road station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, with a post office under King's Lynn; money order and telegraph office, Grimston. Acreage, 2896 ; population, 316. Congham House is a chief residence, and seat of the Elwes family; Congham Hall of the Everard family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich;. gross yearly value, £446 with residence. The church is an ancient building of stone and flint in the Early English style, and consists of nave and chancel, north chapel, and a tower. Sir Henry Spelman the antiquary was a native.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Norfolk
Hundred Freebridge-Lynn
Poor Law union Freebridge-Lynn

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Congham (St. Andrew) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


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A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.