Metfield (St. John the Baptist)

METFIELD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union and hundred of Hoxne, E. division of Suffolk, 3¾ miles (S. E. by E.) from Harleston; containing 702 inhabitants, and comprising 2140 acres, of which 40 are common or waste. The living is a donative, in the gift of the Parishioners; the income is partly derived from 45 acres of land, bequeathed by Mr. Chapman. The tithes have been commuted for £450. The church is chiefly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower, and a handsome south porch. The Independents have a place of worship. There are lands producing £80 per annum, for repairing the church and for parochial uses.

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

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