"LINSTEAD PARVA, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 3½ miles N.W. of Halesworth, its post town. The parish, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. The soil consists of clay. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £77 10s., payable to the impropriator, and £48 to the curate. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Norwich, value £78. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. It contains a curiously-sculptured font. Lord Huntingfield is lord of the manor and chief landowner."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)