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"SHADINGFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, 4 miles N.W. of Wangford, its post town, 4 S. of Beccles, and 6 N.E. of Halesworth. The village is small and wholly agricultural. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £6 14s., and the rectorial for one of £303, and the glebe comprises 7 acres. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £264. The church, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, is an ancient structure with a tower containing one bell. The register dates from 1539. Shadingfield Hall is situated in well-wooded grounds. John Garden, Esq., is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches
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