Levington (St. Peter)

LEVINGTON (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Woodbridge, hundred of Colneis, E. division of Suffolk, 5½ miles (S. E.) from Ipswich; containing 214 inhabitants. This parish, which is bounded on the south by the navigable river Orwell, comprises 1033a. 2r. 4p. Besides the village, there is a small hamlet called Stratton-Hall. The living is a discharged rectory, united to that of Nacton, and valued in the king's books at £6. 1. 8. Almshouses for six persons were founded and endowed agreeably with the will of Sir Robert Hitcham, Knt., attorney-general to James I., and a native of the parish.

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

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