"CONGHAM is a scattered, but pleasant village, with several neat houses, 7 miles E.N.E. of Lynn, comprising in its parish 326 inhabitants, and 2,455 acres of land, with extensive woods and plantations, most of them embowering Congham Lodge. The common was enclosed in 1812. Henry Elwes, Esq. of Colesbourne, Gloucestershire, and Miss Hamond of Swaffham, own most of the soil. The former is lord of Rusteyns, Beleters, and Reed Hall manors; and the latter is lady of the manor of Congham, which was held successively by the Paston, Daniel, Wodehouse, Spelman, Mordaunt, and other families. . . . The CHURCH, (St. Andrew,) is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £12, and in 1831 at £472. It was endowed in 1718, by Ellen Spelman, with houses, land, and tithes, then of the yearly value of £53 18s. 6d. John Roper, Esq. of West Dereham, is patron; and the Rev. Joseph Wright, M.A., incumbent." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]
- In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Lynn Norfolk, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
- The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew.
- Church of St Andrew
- Description and picture.
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Congham is in Freebridge Lynn hundred.
You can see the administrative areas in which Congham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Parish outline and location.
- See Parish Map for Freebridge Lynn Registration District, 1836 and nearby places.
See also Norfolk Parish Links: Maps
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF712236 (Lat/Lon: 52.783039, 0.537557), Congham which are provided by:
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- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
These figures are from the population tables which were produced after the 10-yearly national censuses. The "Families" heading includes families and single occupiers.
There may be more people living in detached parts of the parish (if there were any) and, if so, the number may or may not be included in the figures above. It is quite difficult to be sure from the population tables.