"SOUTH ELMHAM ST. MARGARET, a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Halesworth, and 5 E. of Harleston, its post town. The bishops of Norwich had formerly a palace here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value with that of St. Peter annexed, 250, The church is a plain structure, with a Norman arched doorway on the S. side. The parochial estates, producing 70 per annum, are vested in the trustees for charitable uses. Sir R. Adair is lord of the manor.

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



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