Mettingham  Suffolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Mettingham like this:

METTINGHAM, a village and a parish in Wangford district, Suffolk. The village stands near the river Waveney, at the boundary with Norfolk, 2 miles E of Bungay r. station; is a scattered place; and has a postoffice under Bungay. The parish comprises 1,386 acres. Real property, £3,101. Pop., 387. ...

Houses, 80. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged, from the time of Edward I. till that of Edward III., to the family of De Norwich; passed to the Uffords; and belongs now to the Rev. J.Safford. A castle was built here, in the time of Edward III., by Sir John de Norwich; appears to have been a large and strong structure; and is now an ivy-clad ruin. The residence of the Rev. J.Safford stands pleasantly within the ruin. A college, for a master and thirteen chaplains or fellows, was founded about the same time as the castle; was endowed with the manor of Mettingham, and with other manors; educated and maintained a number of boys, at an annual charge of £28; and had revenues at the dissolution, valued at £202. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Norwich. Value, £200.* Patron, the Rev. J.Safford. The church stands on an eminence, commanding fine views of the Waveney's valley; and is an old but good building, with a round tower. There is a town estate yielding upwards of £100 a year; and £20 of the income are given to a school, and £30 in coals to the poor.

Mettingham through time

Mettingham is now part of Waveney district. Click here for graphs and data of how Waveney has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Mettingham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Mettingham, in Waveney and Suffolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2019

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