Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of England 1831
MARHAM, a parish in the hundred of CLACKCLOSE, county of NORFOLK,
7½ miles (W. by N.) from Swaffham, containing 678 inhabitants.
The living is a discharged vicarage, in the archdeaconry of Norfolk,
and diocese of Norwich, rated in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.,
endowed with £200 private benefaction, and £200 royal
bounty, and in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of St. John's
College, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. A
Cistercian nunnery, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was founded
here in 1251, by Isabella de Albini, Countess of Arundel, which at the
dissolution had a revenue of £42. 4. 7.
See also the Marham parish page.
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