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Norfolk: Marham

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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