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Monks-Eleigh (St. Peter)

MONKS-ELEIGH (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Cosford, hundred of Babergh, W. division of Suffolk, 2¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Bildeston; containing 732 inhabitants, and comprising by measurement 2040 acres. The living is a rectory, in the patronage of the Archbishop of Canterbury, valued in the king's books at £14. 18. 11½.; net income, £422. The tithes have been commuted for £146, and there are 30 acres of glebe. Here is a place of worship for Wesleyans; also some almshouses, built and endowed by Mr. Edmund Colman, in 1731.

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

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