"IKEN, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, county Suffolk, 4 mites W. of Aldborough, and 5 from Orford. Wickham Market is its post town. The parish, which is wholly agricultural, is situated on the coast of the North Sea. A large quantity of corn, coal, &c., is shipped at Iken Cliff, on the river Ore, which bounds the parish on the N. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 425. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value 430. The church, dedicated to St. Botolph, is situated on a hill. It is an ancient edifice with a square tower and thatched roof. The charities produce 36 per annum, the produce of the town estate, which is farmed by the Marquis of Hertford."

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



Church History

Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.

Church Records

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Historical Geography


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