St. Nicholas South Elmham
was consolidated and united with Saint Margaret's, July 27th, 1362, by Thomas
Ayreminne, Bishop of Norwich, from which it was afterwards severed, and finally
consolidated with All Saints, December the 8th, 1737. (fn. 1)
An estate, consisting of about sixteen acres, in the parishes of St. Nicholas and St.
James in South Elmham, was purchased in 1640 of John Sutton, by the inhabitants of
Aldeburgh, in Norfolk, and conveyed by them, by deed to feoffees, to the intent that
the said feoffees, their heirs, &c., should at all times employ the rents and profits,
yearly, arising from the premises, to the only benefit and behalf of the inhabitants
within the said parish: the time for distribution to be left to the discretion of the said
feoffees. Annual produce stated to amount to £15, subject to the land-tax and other
deductions. (fn. 2)
The church of St. Nicholas, which has long been ruinated, was taxed at nine marks. (fn. 3)
Rectors of St. Nicholas South Elmham.
|Clement de Peckham||1308||The Bishop.|
|Thomas de Campania||1311||Id.|
|Joēs de Reynes||1314||Id.|
|Gasc. de Islyngton||1322||Id.|
|Joēs de Swathefd||1331||Id.|
|Joēs de Briggewauser||1332||Id.|
|Roger de Stow||1338||Id.|
|John de Warsop||1341||Id.|
|Simon de West Warden||1345||Id.|
|Henry de Wyndet||1349||Id.|
|Andrew de Colney||1361||Id.|
|Robert Atte Fen||1426||Id.|
|James Key||1476||The Bishop.|
|Henry Ringer||1557||Edward, Lord North.|
Henry Ringer was inducted to All Saints in 1554; from which period to the
present the same incumbents occur in the institutions of these two parishes. It is,
therefore, most probable that the church of St. Nicholas fell into decay and desuetude
about the above date.
Population in 1841, 90.
|| Registr. Norwic.
|| Norf. Charities, p. 2.
|| Norwich Domesday.