Place:Runham, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.6409°N 1.6347°E
Located inNorfolk, England     ( - 1935)
See alsoEast Flegg Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
East and West Flegg Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1935
Mautby, Norfolk, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1935
Great Yarmouth District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Runham from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"RUNHAM, a village and a parish in Flegg [registration] district, Norfolk. The village stands near the river Bure, at the Runham-Swim ferry, 4½ miles W N W of Yarmouth [railway] station; and was once a market-town. The parish includes a detached portion, called New Runham or Vauxhall, immediately adjoining Yarmouth, and on which fish-offices, manure-works, and the terminus of the Norwich and Yarmouth railway are situated; and it was re-turned in the census of 1851 as including also the extra-parochial tract of Nowhere. Post-town: Filby, under Norwich. Acres, with Nowhere: 1,715. Real property: £4,413. Population, exclusive of Nowhere, 396. Houses, 84. The property is much subdivided. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value: £207. Patron: the Bishop of Norwich. The church is old, and was recently restored. There are a national school and a poors' allotment of 27 acres."

Runham was an ancient parish and a civil parish within East Flegg Hundred in Norfolk and was part of the ancient borough of Great Yarmouth until 1889 when the ancient borough became the County Borough of Great Yarmouth. In 1894 the area of Runham Vauxhall (see description in Wilson's Gazetteer above) was broken off and remained within Great Yarmouth while the rest of the parish became part of East and West Flegg Rural District. In 1935, when the rural district was abolished, Runham was absorbed by the parish of Mautby (with a small part joining the parish of Reedham). (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time) The area has been, since 1974, part of the Great Yarmouth District.

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  • GENUKI provides a list of references for Runham. This includes a table of population figures from 1801 to 1911. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
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