"LANGHAM, 5 miles W.N.W. of Holt, has in its parish 89 houses, 416 souls, and 1,670 acres of land, including a decoy and 100a. of wood. It was formerly in two parishes, called Langham Magna, and Parva ; but the Church of the latter has long been dilapidated, and its rectory consolidated with Cockthorpe and Blakeney. The Church of Langham Magna is dedicated to St. Andrew and St. Mary, and is a discharged vicarage, valued in the King's book at £4 10s. and now at £170. The Rev. Jno. M. Randall is the incumbent, and the Bishop of Norwich is patron and impropriator. At the enclosure in 1817, land was allotted in lieu of tithes, viz. : 200a. to the Bishop, (now the property of the Rev. S. F. Rippingall,) 100a. to the vicar, and 49a. to the rector of Little Langham, the latter of whom performs no duty here. A new vicarage house was built some years ago. The Rev. S. F. Rippingall is lord of the manor, and has recently purchased the estate of the late Capt. Marryat, whose residence, the Manor Cottage, is occupied by C. Rippingall, Esq." [Francis White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1854) - Transcription copyright © the late A.J. Carter]


Langham is also known as Langham Episcopi or Bishop's Langham.
See also Langford and Langley.



The Monumental Inscriptions in the Hundred of Holt (Walter Rye).
The parishes covered include Langham.
See Thornage

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries




Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Holt, in the archdeaconry of Norwich.
    It could have been in a different deanery or archdeaconry both before and after this date.
  • The parish church is dedicated to St Andrew and St Mary.

Church History

Linnell, Charles L.S.
The Church of St Andrew and St Mary, Langham Episcopi.
[Langham Episcopi, The Church, 1961]

Church Records

Langham Marriages 1695-1812
See Phillimore's Marriage Registers, Volume 3.
Parish Registers
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Church Records


Civil Registration

For the civil registration of births, marriages and deaths between 1837 and 1930 (and for the censuses from 1851 to 1901), Langham was in Walsingham Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description & Travel

No author
Blakeney Langham Morston Cley Wiveton: Festival year 1951.
(Festival of Britain 1951)
[ISBN 0951832816, 1951?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Langham which are provided by:




Historical Geography

Langham is in Holt Hundred.

Parish outline and location.
See Parish Map for Holt Hundred
Description of Holt Hundred
1845: White's History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk

You can see the administrative areas in which Langham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



Parker, Janet
Langham: When yesterday was today.
[This may not be Langham in Norfolk. Please tell me if you know anything about this book].
[ISBN 0951878506, 1991]
Van Damme, Ellen and Honer, Douglas E.
Aspects of Langham: a Norfolk village.
[Fakenham, 1987]

Land & Property

Great Britain. Inclosure Commissioners
Statement of Claims (24): Langham Magna and Langham Parva.
Drawn up in pursuance of the Act of Inclosure, 1815.
Great Britain: Statute
Langham Inclosure Act, 1815.
An act for inclosing lands in the parish of Langham, in the county of Norfolk.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Land and Property



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TG007413 (Lat/Lon: 52.93162, 0.98439), Langham which are provided by:


Poor Houses, Poor Law



Honer, Douglas E
A Village Schoolmaster: An account of the careers of Arthur Smith and his wife Amy Ridout, and of the village school at Langham, Norfolk, where they taught.