In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Syleham like this:
SYLEHAM, a parish in Hoxne district, Suffolk; on the river Waveney, 3½ miles SW of Harleston r. station. Post town, Scole. Acres, 1,603. Real property, £2,967. Pop., 357. Houses, 64. The property is subdivided. S. Hall is the seat of the Rev. A. Cooper. There is a linen factory. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £88.* Patron, L. Press, Esq. The church is ancient but good.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Syleham in Mid Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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