"WILBY, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 6 miles S.E. of Eye, and 2 S.E. of Stradbrooke. The land is fertile, with a small tract of common. The soil is a mixture of light loam and clay upon a substratum of clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value 506, besides 52 acres of glebe. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains a sculptured font, some carved oak fittings, several brasses, and a monument to the Green family. The charities produce about 80 per annum, including the town estate. T. G. Corbett, Esq., 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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