"HONINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 3 miles N. W. of Ixworth, its post town, and 8 from Bury. The village is of small extent, and is situated on a branch of the river Waveney. It was the birth-place of Robert Bloomfield, the poet. The tithes, a portion of which is paid to the Rector of Great Fakenham, have been commuted for a rent-charge of 336. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely, value 332, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is of brick, with a thatched roof and a tower of stone. An allotment of 25 acres of land was awarded to the poor in lieu of the right of cutting furze, which now produces about 40 per annum."

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



Church History

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