"HUNDON, a parish in the hundred of Risbridge, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.W. of Clare, and 7 from Haverhill, its post town. It is situated on a branch of the river Stour. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value 201, in the patronage of Jesus College, Cambridge. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure, with a tower containing six bells. The interior of the church has lately been restored. In an adjoining building is a pyramidal monument to the memory of Arethusa, wife of James Vernon, Esq., and daughter of Lord Clifford. The register commences in 1642. The charities produce about 200 per annum, arising from 113 acres of land, left for the repairs of the church and the benefit of the poor. A variety of Saxon coins of Athelstane, &c., were found whilst digging a grave in 1687. Lady Harland is the proprietress of the manor. A fair for pedlery is held on Holy Thursday."

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



Church History

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