"WRENTHAM, a parish in the hundred of Blything, county Suffolk, 5 miles N.W. of Southwold, 8 S.E. of Beccles, and 3 N.E. of Wrongford, on the road from London to Yarmouth. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value 586. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, was repaired in 1831 and in 1853. In the interior are an organ presented by the late rector, a painted window by Hardman, representing the Ascension, some modern tesselated pavement, and two brasses, date 1400. The charities produce about 55 per annum. The Independents and Wesleyans have chapels. There are National, infant, and Foreign and British schools. William Wotton was born here in 1666."

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



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