"GISLINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 5 miles S.W. of Eye, its post town. The Finningham station, on the Great Eastern line of railway, is about 2 miles S. of the village. The hamlet of Rush Green is included in this parish The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £635. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £503. Tho church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient Norman edifice with a Gothic porch and brick tower. The parochial charities, arising chiefly from land, produce about £80 per annum, and are applied to the church, school, and relief of the poor.' There is a Wesleyan chapel and a free school. Lord Henniker and others are lords of the several manors."
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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