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The History of North Lopham

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LOPHAM (NORTH) is a village and parish in the Guiltcross union and hundred, diocese of Norwich, archdeaconry of Norfolk, rural deanery of Rockland, and Diss county court district, S. Norfolk, distant 6 miles W. of Diss station, and 4½ S.E. by S. from East Harling station. The Duke of Norfolk is lord of the manor and principal landowner. There are several large hand-loom linen manufactories in the parish, of which I. W. and J. Buckenham‘s are the oldest and most important. The church of St. Nicholas is a large flint structure, with square tower and five bells. The living is consolidated with South Lopham, annual value £619; the Rev. J. F. Bateman, M.A., is the incumbent. There are chapels for the Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. The population in 1871 was 714. [J. G. Harrod & Co.‘s Royal County Directory of Norfolk with Lowestoft in Suffolk, 1877.]

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