Lawshall (All Saints)

LAWSHALL (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Sudbury, hundred of Babergh, W. division of Suffolk, 6½ miles (S. by E.) from Bury St. Edmund's; containing 925 inhabitants, and consisting by survey of 2998 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £20. 2. 8½., and in the patronage of the Dowager Lady Middleton: the tithes have been commuted for £700, and the glebe comprises 29 acres. The remains of a Roman station, considered to be Cambretonium, are clearly visible not far from the source of the river Bret.

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

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