"TRIMLEY ST. MARTIN, a parish in the hundred of Colneis, county Suffolk, 8 miles S.E. of Ipswich, its post town, and 8 S. of Woodbridge. The village is situated between the rivers Orwell and Deben. The parish includes Stratton Hall and Grimston Hall, now a farmhouse. The latter was once the seat of Thomas Cavendish, the first English circumnavigator, who was born here. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value 600. The church, dedicated to St. Martin, is situated in the same churchyard with that of Trimley St. Mary. It was built by Thomas de Brotherton, natural son of Edward I., and has the mausoleum of the Barker family. The walls of the burial-ground were repaired with the stones of Felixton Castle and priory, said to have been a Roman station; but the sites have long been lost by encroachment of the sea."

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



Church History

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