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"BOXFORD, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, extending also into the hundred of Cosford, in the county of Suffolk, 5 miles to the W. of the market town of Hadleigh. Colchester is its post town. It is situated in a pleasant valley, watered by two small streams, and contains the hamlet of Hadleigh. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, of the value of £710, in the patronage of the crown. The church is dedicated to St. Mary. Here is a free grammar school, founded by Queen Elizabeth, which has an income from endowment of £33 a year. The parish has the benefit of several other charities, producing about £60 per annum. Fairs are held in the village on Easter Monday and the 21st December."

"HADLEIGH, a hamlet and chapelry in the parish of Boxford, hundred of Cosford, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.W. of Hadleigh, and 11 W. of Ipswich."

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)



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Church History

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