"WEST STOW, a parish in the hundred of Blackbourn, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Bury St. Edmund's, its post town, and 10 from Thetford. The parish includes Chimney Mills. The living is a rectory with that of Wordwell, in the diocese of Ely, value 302. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. The parochial charities produce about 5 per annum. The Rev. E. R. Benyon, M.A., of Culford Hall, is lord of the manor.

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



Church History

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Church Records

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Historical Geography


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