Barsham (Holy Trinity)

BARSHAM (Holy Trinity), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wangford, E. division of Suffolk, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Beccles; containing 250 inhabitants. It comprises by measurement 1777 acres, of which 1000 are arable; and is situated on the road from Beccles to Bungay, and bounded on the north by the navigable river Waveney, which separates it from the county of Norfolk. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 6. 8.; patron and incumbent, the Rev. A. I. Suckling, whose tithes have been commuted for £445, and who has 72 acres of glebe. The church and parsonage are picturesquely situated; the former is chiefly in the early English style, and consists of a nave and chancel, with a circular tower. Lawrence Echard, author of the General Ecclesiastical History; Capt. Morris Suckling, uncle to Lord Nelson, and with whom Nelson went his first voyages; and the mother of Nelson, were born here.

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

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