"WENHASTON, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 1 mile S.E. of Halesworth. It comprises the hamlet of Mells, and is bounded on the N.E. by the navigable river Blythe. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich, value 150. The church, dedicated to St. Peter, contains monuments to the Leman family, who formerly had a seat here. There is a Wesleyan chapel, and a school partially endowed. The charities produce about 75 per annum, including 55 from town estate, now applied to the church."

"MELLS, a hamlet in the parish of Wenhaston, hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Halesworth. There was formerly a chapel dedicated to St. Margaret."

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



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