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"STERNFIELD, a parish in the hundred of Plomesgate, county Suffolk, 1 mile S. of Saxmundham, its post town. The village, which is small and irregularly built, is wholly agricultural, and the soil loamy. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £297. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalen, has a tower and four bells. The parochial charities produce about £61 per annum, realised from town estate. There is a school for both sexes."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



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Church History

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