"ALDRINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blything, in the county of Suffolk, 3 miles to the N.W. of Aldborough. It lies near the coast, and contains the hamlet of Thorpe. It was formerly a market town. The living is a perpetual curacy, in the diocese of Norwich, value, with Thorpe, 59, in the patronage of the Rev. E. Hollond. The church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is built in the Saxon style, and was formerly thatched. It had a tower, which was taken down at the time of its undergoing a thorough repair. The roof is now slated, and it has a new ceiling. There are two fairs, one a statute fair for hiring servants, October 11, and the other, December 11, a pleasure fair held on Coldfair Green, about 2 miles W. of the village of Aldring, which is a small straggling place, containing, with the hamlets of Thorpe and Potter's Street, scarcely 350 inhabitants, principally fishermen. The Baptists have a chapel here."

"THORPE, a hamlet in the parish of Aldringham, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.E. of Aldborough, on the coast. The church of St. Mary is in ruins."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



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