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South Elmham St James, Suffolk

Historical Description

Elmham (South) St James, a parish in Suffolk, 4A miles SE from Homersfield station on the G.E.R., and 6 NW from Halesworth. It has a post office under Halesworth; money order and telegraph office, Metfield. Acreage, 1315; population, 201. The living is a rectory in the diocese oE Norwich; net value, £168 with residence, in the gift of Sir Hugh Edward Adair, Bart. The church, which is said to stand on the highest ground in the county, is a building of flint and rubble in the Decorated style, has a Norman north door, contains some early decorated screen-work, a square Norman font, remains of sedilia, and some small brassesi

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishSouth Elmham St. James 
Poor Law unionWangford 

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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