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RINGSFIELD parish in 1844, has its church and a few farm houses in a secluded valley, 2 1/2 miles S.S.W. of Beccles, and 5 miles E. by S. of Bungay, and a larger assemblage of cottages and houses at the Crossroads, about a mile further to the south, overlooking the vale of another rivulet, near the small hamlet of LITTLE REDISHAM, which was anciently a separate parish, but has long been consolidated with Ringsfield, though there are still some remains of its church, in a field, fenced round with wooden palisades. Little Redisham Hall, the pleasant seat of John Garden, Esq., is a neat modern mansion, on a bold acclivity, 4 miles S.S.W. of Beccles, and a quarter of a mile south of the ruins of the church. The parish of Ringsfield, including this hamlet, comprises 311 inhabitants, and about 1700 acres of land. John Garden, Esq., is lord of the manor, and purchased Little Redisham of the late Robert Sparrow, Esq. The Earl of Gosford, Richard Bohun, Esq., Col. Bence, A. Micklethwaite, Esq., Mrs. Hobbs, and a few smaller owners have estates in the parish. Ringsfield Church (All Saints) is an ancient thatched structure, and contains several monuments, upon one of which, inlaid with brass, are effigies of Nicholas Garneys and his wife. The benefice is a rectory, with that of Little Redisham annexed to it, valued in K.B. at 12, and in 1835 at 488. Edward Postle, Esq., is patron, and the Rev. Frederick Leathes, of Reedham, Norfolk, is the incumbent, and has a good Rectory House and 36 acres of glebe, occupied by the curate.

Marked + are at the Cross roads.
Garden John, Esq. Little Redisham Hall
+ Battram Robert, vict. and hurdle maker, Horse Shoes
+ Battram William, hurdle maker
+ Bezant James, blacksmith
+ Calver Manning, bricklayer
Colls Rev Thomas Arthur, curate, Rectory
+ Harvey Elijah, shopkeeper
+ Howlett Benjamin, wheelwright
+ Mobbs Mrs Martha
+ Pratt Philip, shoemaker
FARMERS.
Balls Thomas
Banyard James
Blomneld John
Chandler John
George William & Rt
Holland Robert
Mathews Samuel
Skoulding Fras.
Wilson William


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