Bradfield St. George, or Monks-Bradfield

BRADFIELD ST. GEORGE, or Monks-Bradfield, a parish, in the union of Thingoe, hundred of Thedwastry, W. division of Suffolk, 4½ miles (S. E.) from Bury St. Edmund's; containing 479 inhabitants. An inconsiderable fair is held at Whitsuntide. The living is a rectory, with that of Rushbrook, and valued in the king's books at £11. 17. 3½.; net income, £550; patron, the Marquess of Bristol. The church stands upon the highest ground in this part of the county, and has a very lofty square tower, from the summit of which sixty parish churches may be seen; in one of the upper windows on the south side, is a representation of St. George and the Dragon, in painted glass. There is a small place of worship for Baptists.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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