Ludham  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ludham like this:

LUDHAM, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Tunstead district, Norfolk. The village stands 1¾ mile NE of the river Bure, 8 NE of Brundall r. station, and 12½ NE by E of Norwich; was once a market-town; and has a post office under Norwich, and a fair on the Thursday and Friday after Trinity Sunday. ...

The parish comprises 2,977 acres. Real property, £7,175. Pop. in 1851,982; in 1861,884. Houses, 199. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged to the abbey of St. Benet-at-the-Holme; and was given, by Henry VIII., to the Bishops of Norwich. A grange of the abbey on it was converted by the bishops into a palaceThe palace was, in great degree, burnt down in 1611; was restored and enlarged by Bishop Harsnet; and, after the bishops ceased to occupy it, was partly converted into a granary, and partly made a farm-house, now called Ludham Hall. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £300.* Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is later English; has an embattled tower; and contains a richly carved screen, and a beautifully carved font. There are chapels for Baptists and Wesleyans, a national school, a fuel allotment worth £98 a year, and other charities £14.—The sub-district contains also six other parishes. Acres, 18,219. Pop.. 3,682. Houses, 815.

Ludham through time

Ludham is now part of North Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ludham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ludham in North Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st April 2021

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