"ASSINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles to the S.E. of Sudbury, its post town, and 4 N.E. of Bares. It is watered by a branch of the river Stour. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value 448, with 51 acres of glebe, in the patronage of J. Gurdon, Esq., to whom the manor belongs. The church, which possesses a brass of 1450, with figures of a knight and his lady, is dedicated to St. Edmund. The tithes were commuted, in 1837, for the yearly moduses of 447 17s. 10d. to the vicar, and of 361 15s. 3d. to the impropriator. There is a small bequest, by John Gurdon, Esq., for the support of the National school. Assington Hall is an ancient mansion, surrounded by a park of 60 acres."

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



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