Hepworth (St. Peter)

HEPWORTH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Thetford, hundred of Blackbourn, W. division of Suffolk, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Ixworth; containing 582 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Bury St. Edmund's to Norwich, and comprises 1650a. 3r. 34p. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £13. 17. 3½.; net income, £498; patrons, the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge. The church is a handsome edifice in the later English style, with a square embattled tower; the cover of the font is of pyramidal form, 12 feet in height, and richly carved. There is a place of worship for Primitive Methodists. Forty-five acres were allotted to the poor for fuel, at the inclosure of the parish.

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

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