"LANGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Ixworth, its post town, and 4 N. of the Elmswell railway station. It is a small village, and the land is chiefly arable. The inhabitants are wholly engaged in agriculture. Langham Hall is a fine old seat. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 252. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 221, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is situated within the grounds of the Hall. The nave is separated from the chancel by a carved screen. The parochial charities produce about 27 per annum, besides 10 acres of land let out in small allotments. Henry Wilson, Esq., is lord of the manor. There is a National school."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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