STOKE-BY-CLARE

"STOKE-BY-CLARE, a parish in the hundred of Risbridge, county Suffolk, 2 miles S.W. of Clare. Sudbury is its post town. The village is situated on the N. bank of the navigable river Stour. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Ely, value 77. The church, dedicated to St. Augustine, is an ancient structure, and once formed an old priory. It contains four brasses, bearing date from 1609. The register dates from 1538. The parochial charities produce about 84 per annum, of which 8 go to Brown's almshouses. There is a National school for both sexes, including infants. A modern house now stands on the site of Stoke College, which was once the seat of Elwes, the well-known miser, who died worth 800,000; and another member of the same family starved himself to death, though worth 100,000."

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


Cemeteries

Census

Church History

Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.

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