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STOVEN in 1844, is a small scattered village and parish, 5 miles N.E. by E. of Halesworth, has 127 souls, and 762a. 1r. 31 P. of land, mostly freehold. Earl Stradbroke is lord of the manor, but a great part of the soil belongs to Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. Button, T. Norton, Frederick Barne, Esq., and a few smaller owners. The Church (St. Margaret) was appropriated to Wangford Priory, and at the dissolution, the rectory was granted to the Duke of Norfolk. The benefice is a perpetual curacy, valued in 1835 at 69. The Rev. George Orgill Leman, M.A., of Brampton Hall, is impropriator, patron, and incumbent, and has a yearly modus of 200 in lieu of tithes. A cottage, called the Town House, let to three tenants for 6. 6s. per annum; and about 2 acres of land, let for 2. 5s., have been held by the churchwardens from time immemorial for the relief of the poor. Directory:—John Davy, joiner; Mr. Thomas Gooch ; William Vinyard, victualler, Cherry Tree; and Edward Andrews, Martin Gooch Button, William Eastaugh, Robert Gooch, John Rockhill, and Edgar Smith, farmers.


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