Falkenham (St. Ethelbert)

FALKENHAM (St. Ethelbert), a parish, in the union of Woodbridge, hundred of Colneis, E. division of Suffolk, 11 miles (E. S. E.) from Ipswich; containing 290 inhabitants. It is bounded on the north-east by the river Deben, which is navigable to Woodbridge; and comprises about 1400 acres. The living is a discharged vicarage, endowed with all tithes except those of barley, valued in the king's books at £7. 11. 3., and in the patronage of the Crown: the impropriate tithes have been commuted for £75, and the vicarial for £370; the glebe comprises 23 acres. There is a dissenters' meeting-house.

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

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