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"ATHELINGTON, (or Allington), a parish in the hundred of Hoxne in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles to the S.E. of Eye. Woodbridge is its post town. The living is a discharged rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, of the yearly value of £155, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small building with square tower. It is supposed to have been built is the time of the Saxon Edgar Atheling, whose bust and that of his wife are still preserved in the eastern wall. The present register dates from 1694, the more ancient one having been lost. In the churchyard is a tomb of one of the Brook family, above 300 years old, whose descendant, F. Capper Brook, Esq., of Ufford, is the sole surviving heir of that ancient house.

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


  • St Peter, Horham Road, Athelington (Allington), Church of England


  • St Peter, Horham Road, Athelington (Allington), Church of England

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