Elmham, South (St. James)
ELMHAM, SOUTH (St. James), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wangford, E. division of Suffolk, 5½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Halesworth; containing 289 inhabitants. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £8, and in the gift of W. Adair, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £377, and the glebe comprises 10 acres. The church is an ancient structure, partly in the early and partly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower. Here are the remains of some ancient buildings, called the Minster. Dr. Rouke, master of Magdalene College, Oxford, was a native of the place.