Fransham, Little (St. Mary)

FRANSHAM, LITTLE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Mitford and Launditch, hundred of Launditch, W. division of Norfolk, 5¾ miles (E. N. E.) from Swaffham; containing 263 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 1030 acres; 750 are arable, and 280 meadow and pasture. The old Hall, now a farmhouse, contains a room in which Queen Elizabeth is said to have slept one night, when on a tour through Norfolk. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £6. 8. 4.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. A. W. Langton, whose tithes have been commuted for £305, and whose glebe comprises 37 acres. The church is a small ancient edifice; on the south side of the chancel is a piscina.

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

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