"NEWBOURN, a parish in the hundred of Carlford, county Suffolk, 5 miles S. of Woodbridge, its post town, and 7 from Ipswich. The parish, which is of small extent, is situated near the river Deben, and is wholly agricultural. The soil is sandy and gravelly, with a subsoil of sand and crag. Coprolites are found in large numbers among the marine deposits. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value 220. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient rubble structure, with an embattled flint tower containing one bell. The interior of the church has a font of great antiquity. The register dates from 1561. The church has recently been thoroughly restored. There is a Sunday-school held at the church."

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



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