Lopham, South (St. Nicholas)

LOPHAM, SOUTH (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union and hundred of Guilt-Cross, W. division of Norfolk, 5½ miles (S. E. by S.) from East Harling; containing 724 inhabitants. The parish comprises 1932a. 2r. 27p.; and within its limits is Lopham Ford, where the river Waveney and the smaller Ouse have their source, within a few yards of each other. The hemp and linen manufacture is carried on. The living is a rectory not in charge, annexed to that of North Lopham. The church is chiefly in the decorated English style, with a Norman tower between the nave and chancel, and an enriched Norman south porch. Fiftythree acres of land were allotted at the inclosure of the parish, to the poor, and for the repair of the church.

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

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