"DARSHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blything, in the county of Suffolk, 5½ miles N.E. of Saxmundham, and 2 from Yoxford. Part of the parish is clay, the remainder a rich loam, with some hills in the southern portion. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value £101, in the patronage of the Earl of Stradbroke. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is a Gothic structure, and has a brass of Anne Bedinfield, 1641. The charities amount to £28 per annum. There is a day and Sunday-school. Darsham Hall is the seat of the family of Purvis."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)