"SYLEHAM, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 6 miles N.E. of Eye, and 3½ S.W. of Harleston. Scole is its post town. The village is situated on the river Waveney, which separates it from the county of Norfolk. A large portion of the soil is marshy. The parish includes the hamlet of Esham, whore was formerly a chapel-of-ease. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Norwich, value £88. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has monuments to Mrs. Bridget and Anne Lamb. The register dates from 1538. Syleham Hall is the principal residence. Miss Taylor is lady of the manor."
"ESHAM, a hamlet in the parish of Syleham, hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.E. of Eye. It is situated near the river Waveney."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)