"SEMER, a parish in the hundred of Cosford, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Hadleigh, its post town, and 2 S.E. of Bildestone. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Brett, and is chiefly agricultural. Cosford union poorhouse is situated in this parish. The land is chiefly arable. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of 350, and the glebe comprises 65 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value 385. The church is dedicated to All Saints. The parochial charities produce about 2 per annum. There is a school for both sexes. The Rev. J. Y. Cooke, M.A. and J.P., is lord of the manor."

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



Church History

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