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Rickinghall Inferior, Suffolk

Historical Description

Rickinghall Inferior, a parish, with a village, in Suffolk, 1 mile SSW of Botesdale, 5 miles S of Finningham station, and 4½ W by N of Mellis station on the Ipswich and Norwich section of the G.E.R. It has a post and money order office under Diss; telegraph office, Botesdale. Acreage, 1981; population, 362. The manor belongs to the Wilson family. Hul House is a pleasant country seat in the Grecian style situated in its own grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £411 with residence. The church is a building of stone and flint, partly in the Early Decorated and partly in the Perpendicular styles, consisting of chancel, nave, a fine S aisle, S porch, and a very ancient tower, circular at the base and octagonal at the top; it has some good stained windows. There are Congregational and Werieyan chapels, a fuel allotment of about 10 acres, and some small charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySuffolk 
Ecclesiastical parishRickinghall-Inferior St. Mary 
Poor Law unionStow 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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