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Sparham, Norfolk

Historical Description

Sparham, a parish, with a village, in Norfolk, on the river Wensum, 2 miles NW from Lenwade station on the Midland and Great Northern Joint railway, and 8 NE from Dereham. It has a post office under Norwich; money order office, Great Witchingham; telegraph office, Lenwade railway station. Acreage, 1785; population, 265. Most of the property belongs to the Earl of Leicester, who is also lord of the manors of Sparham Hall, Stewtay Hall, and Mantebys Hall. The rectory manor belongs to the rector. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; gross value, £375 with residence. The church is a building of flint and stone in the Early English and Perpendicular styles, and there are Free Methodist and Primitive Methodist chapels.

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 parishSparham St. Mary 
Poor Law unionMitford and Launditch 

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.

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtNR9
Post TownNorwich