"DRINKSTONE, a parish in the hundred of Thedwestry, in the county of Suffolk, 2 miles S.W. of Elmswell station on the Bury branch of the Great Eastern railway, and S.S.E. of Bury St. Edmund's. Woolpit is its post town. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 669, in the patronage of G. E. Rust, Esq. The church is an ancient stone structure, with tower containing six bells. It is dedicated to All Saints. The parochial charities produce about 110 per annum, 33 of which is Moseley's, for educational purposes. There is a day school, with endowment; also a Sunday-school. Drinkstone Park and Drinkstone House are the principal residences."

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



Church History

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