Shouldham  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Shouldham like this:

SHOULDHAM, a parish, with a village, in Downham district, Norfolk; 4½ miles E by S of Watlington r. station, and 6 NE of Downham-Market. It has a post-office under Downham, and cattle fairs on 19 Sept. and 11 Oct. Acres, 3,888. Real property, £4,804. Pop., 727. Houses, 160. The manor belongs to Sir T. ...

Hare, Bart. S. Hall is the seat of the Rev. Dr. Allen; and Melrose, of R. T. Catton, Esq. A Gilbertine nunnery was founded here, in the time of Richard I., by the Earl of Essex. There are two mineral springs. The living is a vicarage, united with Shouldham-Thorpe, in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £120. Patron, Sir T. Hare, Bart. The church is in bad repair; and there are two Methodist chapels, a national school built in 1866, and charities £31.

Shouldham through time

Shouldham is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Shouldham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shouldham in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 21st October 2021

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