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"CRATFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Blything, in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles S.W. of Halesworth station on the Great Eastern line, and 9 from Framlingham. It is situated on the river Blyth, and contains a considerable portion of common. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £116, in the patronage of the Rev. E. Holland. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure in the perpendicular style of architecture, with square tower. It contains an organ and a carved font. The charities amount to £180 per annum, the produce of the town lands. The Independents have a chapel and a Sunday-school. There is a free school for both sexes. Lord Huntingfield is lord of the manor."

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



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