Honington (All Saints)

HONINGTON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Thetford, hundred of Blackbourn, W. division of Suffolk, 3 miles (N. N. W.) from Ixworth; containing 273 inhabitants, and comprising by admeasurement 1222 acres. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £7. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes, a portion of which is paid to the rector of Great Fakenham, have been commuted for £336, and the glebe comprises 30 acres. The church is an ancient structure, with some details of the Norman style. An allotment of land has been awarded to the poor in lieu of the right of cutting furze, producing £35 per annum, which sum is expended in the purchase of coal, distributed by the parochial officers. Robert Bloomfield, author of the Farmer's Boy, was born here in 1788.

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

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