"ILKETSHALL ST. MARGARET, a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Bungay, its post town. The soil is clayey, and the land chiefly arable. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The appropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 536 8s., and the vicarial for 120. The living is a vicarage'' in the diocese of Norwich, value 131. The church, dedicated to St. Margaret, is a small ancient structure, with an old circular Norman tower containing three bells. The register dates from 1558. The charities, consisting of the town estate, produce 38 per annum, of which 33 is applied for the repairs of the church, and 5 for the benefit of the poor. Sir Shafto Adair, Bart., is lord of the manor and principal landowner."

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



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