Rougham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Rougham, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, 2 miles E of the Peddar Way, and 7 ¼ N by E of Swaffham station on the Lynn and Dereham section of the G.E.R., 4 SE from Masingham station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, and 10 SW from Fakenham. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Swaffham. Acreage, 2676; population, 304. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. The manor, with Bougham Hall, a mansion standing in a well-wooded park, belongs to the North family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church, which is a building of flint and stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel with N aisle, nave, S porch, and an embattled western tower, has over the W door an old carving of the crucifixion, and contains brasses and monuments of the Norths and the Yelvertons. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.

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


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Ancient County Norfolk
Ecclesiastical parish Rougham St. Mary
Hundred Launditch
Poor Law union Mitford and Launditch

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