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"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)



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