"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)
Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003



Church History

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

Church Records

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Historical Geography


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