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Langham Manor; 1189-1925; Langham, Norfolk
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A manor of the Bishop of Norwich: the Bishop of Norwich is named as lord of Langham with Merston in the Nomina Villarum of 1316. Taken from the bishopric and vested in the King, 1535; granted to Thomas Gresham, 1556, and then by marriage to Sir Nathaniel Bacon and in turn by his daughter to the Townshends.
George Marquis Townshend is named as lord of 'the manors of Langham and Morston, otherwise Langham cum Morston' in the Inclosure Act of 1793 [NRO, DCN 53/3/1].
Last transaction dated: 1906; lord of the manor: Miss Horatia Prippinghall; Steward: F.H. Cartridge [TNA, HMC 5/6].
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Created on: 22/01/2003 by Droip
F. Blomefield, 'An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk' (11 vols, London, 1805-1810) at British History Online.