"HITCHAM, a parish in the hundred of Cosford, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Bildeston, and 6 N.W. of Hadleigh. The village, which is considerable, is situated near the river Bret. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £1,150. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £865, in the patronage of the crown. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The charities produce £55 per annum. There are a National school and almshouses."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)