Hitcham (All Saints)

HITCHAM (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Cosford, W. division of Suffolk, 1¾ mile (N. N. W.) from Bildeston; containing 1065 inhabitants, and comprising by admeasurement 4056 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £26. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £1150, and the glebe contains 22 acres. A national school is supported; and there are almshouses appropriated by Sir George Waldegrave, in 1663, for two poor persons. William Burkitt, a biblical writer, was born here in 1650.

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

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