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St Cross South Elmham

"SOUTH ELMHAM ST. CROSS, (or Sandcroft), a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, as above, 5 miles S.W. of Bungay, and 4 N.E. of Harleston, its post town. There was formerly a monastic establishment here, the remains of which are surrounded by a moat. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Homersfield, in the diocese of Norwich. The church is a neatly built edifice with square embattled tower, and Norman arch at the S. entrance. St. Margaret's Hall is the principal residence. Sir R. Adair is lord of the manor.

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Cross, Fox Hill, South Elmham St Cross (Sandcroft), Church of England


  • -Bishop's Palace-, Between Mill Lane and New Road, South Elmham Minster, Church of England
  • St Cross, Fox Hill, South Elmham St Cross (Sandcroft), Church of England

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