- 19th century-20th century (Creation)
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Owned by the Bishop of Norwich in the Middle Ages. The Bishop of Norwich is named as lord of Langham with Merston in the Nomina Villarum of 1316. Passed to the Crown by exchange, 1535, granted to Sir Nathaniel Bacon, 1556.
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].
Lord Charles Townshend is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory (1845).
Marquis of Townshend is given as lord of the manor in White's Trade Directory, 1883.
Last transaction dated: 1909; lord of the manor: Marquis Townshend; Steward: Algernon Digby [TNA, HMC 5/6].
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Including quit rentals, 1857-1924.
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MSS 13928-13950 weeded Jan 1977, court papers to be destroyed where court books are deposited of same date.
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