"WITHERSDALE, a parish in the hundred of Hoxne, county Suffolk, 4 miles S.E. of Harleston, and 10 N.E. of Eye, near the river Waveney. The soil is clayey, but fertile, producing good crops of wheat, barley, and beans. The living is a rectory consolidated with the vicarage of Fressingfield, in the diocese of Norwich. The church, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, is a small ancient edifice with wooden belfry, and stands near a mile from the village. The charities produce about £3 per annum. Captain C. Rayley, R.N., 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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