Chilton, or Chipley

CHILTON, or Chipley, a hamlet, in the parish of Clare, union and hundred of Risbridge, W. division of Suffolk, 1 mile (W. by N.) from Clare; containing 150 inhabitants. A small priory of Augustine canons, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, was founded here; but the income not exceeding £10 per annum, and the buildings becoming dilapidated, it was given, in 1468, to the Dean and Chapter of the College of Stoke: the remains have been converted into a dwelling-house. There was also a chapel.

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

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