Elmham, South (All Saints)

ELMHAM, SOUTH (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wangford, E. division of Suffolk, 5 miles (N. W.) from Halesworth; containing 224 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 1300 acres. The living is a discharged rectory, with that of St. Nicholas annexed, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the gift of Sir R. S. Adair: the tithes have been commuted for £368, and the glebe comprises 21 acres. The church is an ancient structure, originally Norman, of which style the circular tower, with a beautiful arch at the southern entrance, still remains; the other parts have been rebuilt at various dates, and are in the early and later English styles.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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