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"LONGHAM, 4½ miles W.N.W. of East Dereham, is a scattered village and parish, containing 333 souls, and 1248 acres of land, chiefly the property of the Earl of Leicester, the lord of the manor, (fine certain,) impropriator, and patron of the Church, (St. Peter,) which is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1831 at £30, and now enjoyed by the Rev. Robert Howlett. From 1756 to 1792, the curacy was augmented with £1000 of Queen Anne's Bounty." [William White, History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk (1845) - Transcription copyright © Pat Newby]



Mid-Norfolk Family History Society
The Monumental Inscriptions of the Church and Churchyard of St Andrew and St Peter, Longham, Norfolk.
[Mid-Norfolk Family History Society, 1999?]

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Cemeteries


Church Directories

  • In 1883 the parish was in the Deanery of Brisley, 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, or St Peter, or St Andrew and St Peter.

Church Records

Purple, Jennifer J.
The Parish Registers for St Andrew's Church, Longham.

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), Longham was in Mitford and Launditch Registration District.

See also Norfolk Parish Links: Civil Registration


Description and Travel

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Historical Geography

Longham is in Launditch Hundred.

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

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Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.