Barrow (All Saints)

BARROW (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Thingoe, W. division of Suffolk, 6¾ miles (W.) from Bury; containing 995 inhabitants, and comprising 2665a. 2r. 33p., of which 156 acres are common or waste. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £23. 9. 9½., and in the patronage of St. John's College, Cambridge: the tithes have been commuted for £810, and there are 62 acres of glebe. The church is a spacious building of the time of Henry III. or Edward I. There is an endowment of about £21 per annum for the education of children. A rental of £36 (subject to a deduction of £3. 12. 4.) arising from land and tenements assigned by deed of the Rev. John Crosier, in the 12th of Elizabeth, is applied to the purposes of a church-rate; and about £20 are distributed among the poor. The Rev. Philip Francis, the translator of Horace, was rector of this parish.

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

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