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"MELLIS, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 3 miles W. of Eye, its nearest money-order office. It is a station on the Great Eastern railway. The parish, which is small, is wholly agricultural. The land is partly in common. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £345. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, value £232, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure, with a tower of recent erection, in lieu of the old one, which fell down. There are several monuments to the Clarke family. The register dates from 1528. The Wesleyans have a place of worship."

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


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