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"TROSTON, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 3 miles N.W. of Ixworth, its post town, and 7 N.E. of Bury St. Edmund's. Several barrows exist on the heath. The surface is flat, and the soil light and sandy. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £332, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Troston Hall was formerly the seat of Capel Lofft, the friend of Bloomfield and Kirke White, whose uncle Capel, the editor of Shakspeare, was born here in 1713."

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


  • St Mary, Church Lane, Church of England


  • St Mary, Church Lane, Church of England

  • Chapel, The Street-Church Lane, Wesleyan Methodist

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Church History

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