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"MILDEN, (or Milding), a parish in the hundred of Babergh, county Suffolk, 4 miles E. of Lavenham, its post town, 3 S.W. of Bildeston, and 7 from Sudbury. The village, which is small, is wholly agricultural. It is situated on the river Brett. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £340. At the rectory is a library of early writers on Divinity, left by the Rev. W. Burkitt. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £320. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains a monument to James Allington, bearing date 1626. The edifice has recently been restored. The parochial charities produce about £10 per annum.

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)


  • St Peter, Church Road, Church of England


  • St Peter, Church Road, Church of England

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