South Lopham, Norfolk
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||South Lopham St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Guiltcross|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, 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:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Lopham, South (St. Nicholas))
Online maps of South Lopham are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Norfolk newspapers online:
- Norwich Mercury
- Norfolk Chronicle
- Diss Express
- Thetford & Watton Times and People's Weekly Journal
- Norfolk News
The Visitations of Norfolk 1563, 1589, and 1613 is available on the Heraldry page.