Icklingham (All Saints and St. James)

ICKLINGHAM (All Saints and St. James), consolidated parishes, in the union of Mildenhall, hundred of Lackford, W. division of Suffolk, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Mildenhall; containing 525 inhabitants. This place is by some antiquaries supposed to have been the Villa Faustina of the Romans; an opinion chiefly resting on the discovery of many Roman coins, some tessellated pavement, which is preserved in the floor of the chancel of the church, and several tumuli and other relics of antiquity. The parish comprises 6450 acres, and is watered by the river Lark. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £24. 8. 11½.; net income, £504; patron and incumbent, the Rev. D. Gwilt. The tithes of All Saints' have been commuted for £320. 2., and the glebe comprises 20½ acres; those of St. James' have been commuted for £239. 18., with a glebe of 41 acres. In the church of St. James' are numerous monuments to the family of Gwilt, lords of the manor. About £45 per annum, arising from land, are distributed among the poor.

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

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