"RENDHAM, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Saxmundham, its post town, and 5 from Framlingham. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on a branch of the river Alde, and is chiefly agricultural. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 411, and the vicarial for one of 100, and the glebe consists of 15 acres. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value 96, in the patronage of trustees. The church, dedicated to St. Michael, is an ancient edifice with a tower containing five bells. The interior of the church was restored in 1852. The roof is of carved oak, as is also the pulpit, which bears date 1632. There is also a piscina of great antiquity. The parochial charities produce about 9 per annum. There is a school for both sexes, erected in 1841, the expense being defrayed by. voluntary contributions. The Independents have a place of worship, with a burial-ground and minister's residence adjoining. John Crabtree, Esq., 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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