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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Congham St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Freebridge-Lynn|
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Directories & Gazetteers
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