"GREAT WALDINGFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.E. of Sudbury, its nearest railway station and post town, and 71 from London. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value 800, in the patronage of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The church is dedicated to St. Lawrence. The register dates from 1550. Roger Spencer, Lord Mayor of London in 1594, was born here. J. M. Rodwell, Esq., is lord of the manor.

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



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