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Groton (St. Bartholomew)

GROTON (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Cosford, hundred of Babergh, W. division of Suffolk, 1 mile (N. by W.) from Boxford; containing 624 inhabitants. This place was formerly a lordship of the abbot of Bury's, and at the Dissolution was granted to the Winthorp family, who possessed it till the reign of Charles I. The parish comprises by survey 1571 acres, of which 38 are waste land or common. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 1. 8., and in the gift of the Rev. Mr. Hallifax: the tithes have been commuted for £449, and the glebe comprises 36 acres.

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

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