Kedington, or Ketton (St. Peter and St. Paul)

KEDINGTON, or Ketton (St. Peter and St. Paul), a parish, in the union of Risbridge, partly in the hundred of Hinckford, N. division of Essex, but chiefly in that of Risbridge, W. division of Suffolk, 3 miles (N. E. by E.) from Haverhill; containing 710 inhabitants, of whom 628 are in Suffolk. This place was for many generations the residence of the Barnardiston family, whose ancient seat, Kedington Hall, has been taken down. The parish comprises 2342a. 1r. 12p.; the surface is gently undulated, and in some parts hilly: the village is pleasantly situated in a valley through which flows the river Stour. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £16. 8. 6½.; net income, £498; patron and incumbent, the Rev. Barrington Syer. The church contains several monuments of the Barnardistons. Archbishop Tillotson was for some time rector.

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

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