Lindsey (St. Peter)

LINDSEY (St. Peter), a parish, in the union and hundred of Cosford, W. division of Suffolk, 4 miles (W. N. W.) from Hadleigh; containing 290 inhabitants, and comprising 1246a. 1r. 9p. The woollen manufacture was formerly carried on; and an article made here, was, for its peculiar quality, distinguished by the name of "Linsey Woolsey." The living is a perpetual curacy, with that of Kersey annexed; net income, £112; patrons and impropriators, the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge, whose tithes have been commuted for £320. On a farm called the Chapel Farm, are the remains of an old chapel dedicated to St. James, now used as a barn; and on the same estate is an ancient encampment.

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

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