In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Earlham like this:
EARLHAM, a parish in Norwich district, Norfolk; on the river Yare, near the Norfolk railway, 2 miles W of Norwich. Post town, Norwich. Acres, with Norwich city. Real property, £1, 845. Pop., 195. Houses, 35. The property is divided among a few. Earlham House is the seat of the Gurneys. The living is a vicarage, united with the donative of Bowthorpe, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, not reported. Patron, MrsFra The church is very good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Earlham, in Norwich and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 27th September 2016
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