Place:Martham, Norfolk, England

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NameMartham
Alt namesMarchamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 192
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.7°N 1.633°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoWest Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a place named Marham in Norfolk.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Martham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk and within the Broads National Park. It is situated some 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of the town of Great Yarmouth and 30 km (19 mi) northeast of the city of Norwich.

The civil parish has an area of 11.84 km2 (4.57 sq mi) and in the 2001 UK census had a population of 3,126 in 1,267 households, the population increasing at the 2011 UK census to 3,569. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the District of Great Yarmouth.

The village has several Georgian houses, a large village green, covering three areas of greensward and two duck ponds. Near St Mary's church Church of England, Ferrygate Lane leads to Martham Ferry, where an unusual floating swing bridge crosses the River Thurne.

The Saxons settled in Martham around AD601 and gave the village its name, "the ham of the martens", i.e., the home of the polecats.

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