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Rickinghall Superior

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"RICKINGHALL-SUPERIOR, a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, county Suffolk, 7 miles S.W. of Diss, 8 N.E. of Ixworth, and three-quarters of a mile S.W. of Botesdale, its post town. The village, which is situated on the road from Norwich to Bury St. Edmund's, is wholly agricultural. The glebe consists of 15 acres. The living is a rectory annexed to that of Rickinghall-Inferior, in the diocese of Norwich, joint value £850. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is an ancient structure with a square embattled tower, and has a remarkable S. porch. The parochial charities produce about £33 per annum. G. H. Wilson, Esq., is lord of the manor. There is a National school for girls."

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


Church History

Descriptions and photographs of churches in the parish may be found in Simon Knott's Suffolk Churches.


Church Records

Some Rickinghall Superior records can be found on the Rickinghall Inferior St Mary's church website which contains an alphabetical index of burials and memorial inscriptions in the churchyard, together with churchyard plans and photographs. These include:
Rickinghall Superior and Inferior baptisms (1949 to 2012)
Rickinghall Superior and Inferior marriages (1980 to 2009)
Rickinghall Inferior memorial inscriptions (1670 to 2008)
Rickinghall Inferior burial index (1921 to 2012)
Rickinghall Superior burial index (1876 to 2008)
Some registers are common to both Rickinghall Superior and Rickinghall Inferior churches, both of which are dedicated to St Mary.


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