Huntingfield (St. Mary)

HUNTINGFIELD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Blything, E. division of Suffolk, 4 miles (W. S. W.) from Halesworth; containing 397 inhabitants, and comprising by admeasurement 2000 acres. Huntingfield Hall, now the property of Lord Huntingfield, while in the possession of Lord Hunsden, was honoured by a visit from Queen Elizabeth, who was entertained with great splendour by that nobleman; in the park is an oak which was a favourite tree with the queen, and from which it is said that she shot a buck with her own hand. The living is a rectory, with that of Cookley united, valued in the king's books at £13. 6. 8.; net income, £800; patron, Lord Huntingfield. There is a glebe of about 120 acres, with a good house, considerably improved by the Rev. Henry Uhthoff. The church is chiefly in the early English style: the produce of certain town lands, £60 per annum, is partly applied to its repairs.

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

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