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"ALDHAM, a parish in the hundred of Cosford, in the county of Suffolk, 2 miles to the N.E. of Hadleigh railway station, and 71 from London. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value £290, in the patronage of T. B. Lennard, Esq. The church, which is dedicated to St. Mary, is very old, with a Norman round tower, and a porch of wood. The register dates from 1666. A priory cell formerly existed in this parish. Near it is Aldham Common, which, in 1555, was the scene of the martyrdom of Rowland Taylor."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Mary, Church Lane, Church of England


  • St Mary, Church Lane, Church of England

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