Elmham, South (St. Peter)

ELMHAM, SOUTH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wangford, E. division of the county of Suffolk, 3¾ miles (S.) from Bungay; containing 91 inhabitants, and comprising 562a. 2r. 33p. The living is a discharged rectory, annexed to that of St. Margaret's, and valued in the king's books at £8: the tithes have been commuted for £138, and the glebe comprises 25 acres. The church is an ancient structure, in the early and later English styles, with a square embattled tower. There are still considerable remains of St. Peter's Hall, formerly the seat of the Tasburghs, who removed to Flixton Hall; the house is now occupied by a farmer.

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

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