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. . .quoted from the "Laphams In America" book.
In the book it says, in part: "Tis said, that in the Century Dictionary, under "septentrial" meaning “of, or pertaining to the North," this little illustration is given.
"Waveney in her way, on this septentrial side
That these two eastern shires doth equally divide,
From Lapham ford, leads on her stream into the East."
see also the web pages Lapham Family
Lopham, North (St. Andrew)
LOPHAM, NORTH (St. Andrew), a parish, in the union and hundred of Guilt-Cross, W. division of Norfolk, 4 miles (S. E.) from East Harling; containing 815 inhabitants. It comprises 1957a. 1r. 8p., of which 900 acres are in Lopham Park, one of the seats of the Duke of Norfolk, who is lord of the manor.
The manufacture of linen is carried on. The living is a rectory, with that of South Lopham annexed, valued in the king's books at £17. 0. 5.; net income, £619; patron, R. Barrow, Esq. The tithes of North Lopham have been commuted for £303, and the glebe consists of 6 acres. The church is an ancient structure in the decorated English style, with a square embattled tower. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. Mary Williamson, in 1696, bequeathed land now producing £14 per annum, for apprenticing children.
Lopham, South (St. Nicholas)
LOPHAM, SOUTH (St. Nicholas), a parish, in the union and hundred of Guilt-Cross, W. division of Norfolk, 5½ miles (S. E. by S.) from East Harling; containing 724 inhabitants.
The parish comprises 1932a. 2r. 27p.; and within its limits is Lopham Ford, where the river Waveney and the smaller Ouse have their source, within a few yards of each other.
The hemp and linen manufacture is carried on. The living is a rectory not in charge, annexed to that of North Lopham. The church is chiefly in the decorated English style, with a Norman tower between the nave and chancel, and an enriched Norman south porch. Fifty three acres of land were allotted at the inclosure of the parish, to the poor, and for the repair of the church.
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