Lidgate (St. Mary)

LIDGATE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Newmarket, hundred of Risbridge, W. division of Suffolk, 6¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Newmarket; containing 450 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £15. 10. 5.; net income, £473; patron, the Rev. James Jackson. Near the church is a spacious and lofty mount with some remains of extensive intrenchments, probably the site of a strong castle. Lydgate, the poet, was born at this place, from which he took his name.

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

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