"WORTHAM, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Eye, 2 S.W. of Diss, and 3 N.W. of Mellis railway station. The parish is bounded on the N. by the river Waveney, which here separates the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. The village contains the Hartismere union workhouse for children. There is a considerable extent of common. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £860, and 41 acres of glebe, in the patronage of King's College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. There is a free school. The charities produce about £7 per annum. On Wortham Ling are traces of a Roman camp."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003
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- Details of the administrative areas of which Wortham has been a part can be seen in Vision of Britain, which contains details of historic boundaries, and more about this place.