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South Lopham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Lopham, South, a village and a parish in Norfolk. The village stands 1 mile S of North Lopham, 1 E of the sources of the rivers Waveney and Little Ouse, and 5½ miles SE of Harling Road station on the G.E.R., shares in the manufacture of North Lopham, and has a post office under Thetford; money order and telegraph office, Garboldisham. The parish comprises 1954 acres; population of the civil parish, 476; of the ecclesiastical, with North Lopham, 1074. It has a parish council of seven members. Two springs at Lopham Gate, in fens, rising on each side of the road into Suffolk, 1 mile E of the village, are the sources of the Waveney and the Little Ouse, the former flowing to Lowestoft and the latter through Thetford, Brandon, and Lynn. The road is the only way by which a person can leave Norfolk without crossing water. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of North Lopham, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is a very ancient building of flint and stone, has a beautiful Norman tower rising between the nave and the chancel restored in 1866, and contains a tablet commemorative of Elliott's charity. The rest of the church was restored in 1874. There are some valuable town lands, the rent of which is applied to ecclesiastical, educational, and charitable 1 purposes.

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 parishSouth Lopham St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionGuiltcross 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Norfolk Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers for Norfolk online.

Findmypast, in conjunction with Norfolk Record Office have the following parish records online for South Lopham with North Lopham:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for South Lopham from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

Postal districtIP22
Post TownDiss