"REDLINGFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Eye, its post town, and 7 E. of Fenningham railway station. The village, which is of small extent, is wholly agricultural. At a farm in the neighbourhood are traces of a Benedictine nunnery, founded by Manasses, Earl of Guisnez, or Ghisness, in 1120, and dedicated to St. Andrew. Its revenue at the Dissolution was valued at 81 2s. 5d. The site afterwards passed to the Bedingfields. The soil consists of a rich loam. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 251. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Norwich, value 71. The church, which was formerly a chapel to the abovementioned nunnery, is an ancient structure, with a low tower. The register dates from 1740, the earlier one having been destroyed. The parochial charities produce about 50 per annum, which is derived from town estate. Sir R. S. Adair, Bart., is lord of the manor."

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



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