"EDWARDSTONE, a parish in the hundred of Babergh, county Suffolk, 2 miles N.W. of Boxford, and 4 E. of Sudbury, which is the nearest railway station on the Great Eastern line. Colchester is its post town. It is situated on a tributary of the river Stour. In the early part of the 12th century a cell to Abingdon Abbey was formed here, and afterwards given to Colne Priory. The bishops of Ely are the proprietors. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Ely, value £203. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and has a brass. There is a National school. A fair is held on the 24th December."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.
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