"METTINGHAM, a parish in the hundred of Wangford, county Suffolk, 2 miles E. of Bungay, its post town, and 4 W. of Beccles. It is an irregularly built village situated on the road from Bungay to Beccles, and near the S. bank of the river Waveney, and is wholly agricultural. There are ruins of Mettingham Castle, consisting chiefly of the gate and walls erected by John de Norwich about 1340, who founded a chantry in it, which subsequently was converted into a college for a master and 13 chaplains. At the Dissolution the revenue amounted to £202 7s. 5d., when the site was given to the Uffords. The living is a vicarage* in the diocese of Norwich, value £140. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is an ancient structure with a round tower. The charities produce about £100 per annum, for church, poor, &c. The Rev. J. C. Safford is lord of the manor."
Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Mettingham to another place.
You can see the administrative areas in which Mettingham has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TM364897 (Lat/Lon: 52.454489, 1.478133), Mettingham which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)