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Willingham (St. Mary)

WILLINGHAM (St. Mary), a parish, in the union and hundred of Wangford, E. division of Suffolk, 4 miles (S.) from Beccles; containing 156 inhabitants. It is computed to comprise 1000 acres. The living is a rectory annexed to that of North Cove, and valued in the king's books at £6. 13. 4.: the tithes have been commuted for £236, and there are 19½ acres of glebe, of which 3 belong to the rector, 15 to the rector of Ellough, and 1½ to the rector of Sotterley. The church was standing in 1529; but only a very small portion of the edifice now remains.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.

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