Emneth (St. Edmund)

EMNETH (St. Edmund), a parish, in the union of Wisbech, hundred of Freebridge-Marshland, W. division of Norfolk, 2½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Wisbech; containing 1065 inhabitants. This place, which in ecclesiastical affairs is a chapelry in the parish of Elm, comprises by admeasurement 3360 acres, whereof 1950 are arable, 1400 pasture, and 10 woodland and plantations. The church is an ancient structure, and contains an altar-tomb with the recumbent effigies of Sir Thomas Heward, his lady, and infant son.

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

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