In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described East Rudham like this:
RUDHAM (East), a village and a parish in Docking district, Norfolk. The village stands 6¼ miles W of Fakenham r. station; and has a post-office under Brandon, and fairs on 17 May and 14 Oct. The parish comprises 4, 231 acres. Rated property, £3, 799. Pop., 956. Houses, 205. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, united with West Rudham, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £560.* Patron, Marquis Townshend. The church is good. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a national school, and a fuel allotment.
East Rudham is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about East Rudham itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of East Rudham in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd March 2017
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