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Ingham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Ingham, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 1½ mile NE of Stalham station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, and 16 miles NE from Norwich, and has a cattle fair on Trinity Monday. It has a post office under Stalham (S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Stalham. The parish comprises 1516 acres; population, 415. A college or priory for the redemption of captives was founded here in 1360 by Sir Miles Stapleton, and was given at the dissolution to the bishops of Norwich in exchange for other property. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £226 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is a fine building of flint in the Gothic style, has a lofty tower, and contains two canopied brasses of the Stapletons, an effigies of Sir 0. Ingham of the time of Edward II., and an effigies of Eoger de Bois and Margaret his lady. After centuries of neglect the church was thoroughly restored in 1893 at an expense of about £2500. There are 17½ acres of poor's land. Ingham Hall is a chief residence.

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 CountyNorfolk 
Ecclesiastical parishIngham Holy Trinity 

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DistrictNorth Norfolk
Postal districtNR12
Post TownNorwich