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St Peter South Elmham

"SOUTH ELMHAM ST. PETER, a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, 1 mile to the N.E. of St. Nicholas South Elmham, and 4 miles S. of Bungay. The living is a rectory annexed to that of St. Margaret. The church is an ancient structure with square embattled tower. There are charities for the poor producing nearly £10 per annum. Sir It. Adair is lord of the manor. St. Peter's Hall, the old seat of the Tasburghs, is now a farmhouse.

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


  • St Peter, Lane S off Wash Lane, South Elmham St Peter, Church of England


  • St Peter, Lane S off Wash Lane, South Elmham St Peter, Church of England

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