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