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"HINDERCLAY, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Botesdale, and 11 N. of Stowmarket. The parish is bounded on the N. by the lesser Ouse, which separates it from the county of Norfolk. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £408. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has a square embattled tower. The charities produce about £25 per annum."

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


  • St Mary, Rickinghall Road, Church of England


  • St Mary, Rickinghall Road, Church of England

  • Chapel, Chapel Road, Primitive Methodist
  • Chapel, Wesleyan Methodist

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