"FRAMSDEN, a parish in the hundred of Thredling, county Suffolk, 3 miles S.E. of Debenham, and 9 E. of Stowmarket. Stonham is its post town. The parish is watered by a small stream called the Deben. The surface is gently undulating, and the soil a mixture of clay, gravel, and loam. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £260. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is a fine Gothic structure with a square embattled tower, recently repaired and beautified. T. Tollemache, Esq., is lord of the manor. There are some remains of a monastery, now converted into a farmhouse, the hall of which has a roof of richly carved oak. A fair is held on Holy Thursday for the sale of live stock."
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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