"COOKLEY, a parish in the hundred of Blything, in the county of Suffolk, 3 miles W. of Halesworth station. The living is a rectory* annexed to the rectory* of Huntingfield, in the diocese of Norwich, in the patronage of Lord Huntingfield. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is a stone building in the perpendicular style of architecture, consisting of chancel, nave, and tower. It contains a brass of 1587 to the Brown family. The charities amount to 18 per annum. Lord Huntingfield is lord of the manor."

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



Church History

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