"WILBY, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 6 miles S.E. of Eye, and 2½ S.E. of Stradbrooke. The land is fertile, with a small tract of common. The soil is a mixture of light loam and clay upon a substratum of clay. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £506, besides 52 acres of glebe. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, contains a sculptured font, some carved oak fittings, several brasses, and a monument to the Green family. The charities produce about £80 per annum, including the town estate. T. G. Corbett, Esq., is lord of the manor."
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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