"LITTLE THURLOW, a parish in the hundred of Risbridge, county Suffolk, 10 miles from Newmarket, its post town, and 5 N.E. of Haverhill. The village is chiefly agricultural. It is a meet for the Suffolk hounds. Little Thurlow Hall, the seat of the Soame family, was built by Sir Stephen Soame, Knt., Lord Mayor of London, who died in 1619. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 401. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains the brass of a knight in armour, bearing date 1500. The parochial charities produce about 69 per annum, of which 60 go to Sir S. Soame's school and almshouses for eight inmates.

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



Church History

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Historical Geography


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