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"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)



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