"LITTLE STONHAM, a parish in the hundred of Bosmere, county Suffolk, 12 miles from Ipswich. In the vicinity is an extensive brewery and malting establishment. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £420. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, has been recently restored. The register dates from the 14th century. The parochial charities produce about £87 per annum, of which £1 is the constable's "pightle." There is a village school for both sexes. The Baptists have a chapel. Sir W. Middleton is lord of the manor.
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)