Britannia: or a Geographical description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Territories thereto belonging.
SUFFOLK: BEING Part of the ICENI and ancient KINGDOM of the East-Angles
(that is in respect of ) hath a various and consequently sundry and The Eastern parts all along the for five or six miles Inland, are generally full of little and and very bleak, though heretofore it should seem to have been far more as appears by the old given to the and places thereabouts; in and being the same which in or old The husbanding of the ground is for &c The more inland part is commonly called or the and is pretty level, close and dirty, being clay ground, and is husbanded chiesly for the The Southern parts along the borders of and abutting on part of are much of the same nature for and The parts about and from thence North-westernly, are or abounding with excellent of all sorts; except some parts near which is a green very pleasant for
In the the great is for and which (excepting some of the first made, bought up by certain for Fair) is there managed by employed by the which are disperst up and down the who buying it at the ship it at the for and from thence it is dispersed to forraign parts, being of a condition for the induring long beyond any other whatever. The which hath now the great name, is spent chiefly in (or ) and preferred before that of other Counties. But the is justly disesteemed at home, being usually lean, if not ill handled, not because the ground will furnish no better, or the art can reach no further, but because the will give as much for slett, or lean ware (that serving his turn as well forSea) as be will give for right In the also, and North-east part of the County,
|a considerable is driven in made into or In the betwixt and with their neighbouring is a good in for and in In the Southern the great, but decaying is in for beyond the Western having out-stript both. There is also a carried on for In the Western in the about and to the South-west, is a great employ in spinning for which is helped forwards by distributing prepared up and down the at certain dayes, and receiving it in at other set The has been eminent for the but it is now miserably decayed, to the damage of the and|
or the is chiefly the seat of the few being there either very rich, or very poor, only in the many are brought to poverty. In the great the mixt soil, the fielding by and the the are commonly seated; the latter, that is, the as to that are much of the nature of and there being usually one Gentleman in a the rest seldom above the rank of Pesants. exceeds in number of its but doth more excell in the handsomness of them; many of those of (excepting and the great which are sumptuous enough) being of thatcht roofs, and otherwise of too homely And though the of are at this day accounted in comparison the least Gentile, yet their are many of them the fairest, and their the loftiest. differs from in this last particular, by the multitude of its little or
This County is of a large extent, and hath for its Eastern bounds the for its Southern the River which disjoyneth it from for its Western, and for its Northern, the and the little which severeth it from
The length of this from in the East, to in the West, is about 40 and its breadth in most places about 20, except the part towards the which is above 30; whence its circumference is 140
'Tis blest with an so sweet and wholsome, that ofttimes prescribe it for the cure of their comsumptive Patients. It is well stored with well watered with fresh Streams, well replenished with Goods of profit, and sufficiently furnisht with accommodations for pleasure, which makes it so much inhabited and frequented by
It is beyond other served with and the chiefest amongst which are the the or and The two branches of the are well stored with the outlets of the other communicating with the abounds with common to us in especially the of and
This which heretofore has been a is now dignified with an appertaining to the Right Honourable Earl of Baron of Lord of the County.
is more generally divided into two parts, the or Liberity of St. and the each of which furnishes a distinct at the The conteins the Western part of the the Eastern; which latter comprehends the Liberty
|of or division, conteining the North-east; the Liberty of St. or division of the middle the East; and the Liberty or Division of the South-east, with some inland Hundreds, all which have their or bearing subordination, or respect to the of the County: To which four are allotted also four to be remembred in their places. It is also subdivided into 22 in which are numbred 575 amongst which, for the accommodation of its are 27 of which in order.|
(in the Saxon whence the Latin that is, the on the River ) seated on a falling ground to the Southward, by the bank of the River or hard by the place where its fresh water and salt meet, which (with the Tyde) gives it the conveniency of a 'tis a place of great Antiquity, and was once fenced about with a or which in anno 991 was thrown down by the that sorely harassed those parts. Nine years after they came with a fresh fury, leaving nought save the ruines of the But the blowing over it began again to flourish, so that Domesday book reckoned 800 paying in the reign of St. And though it be no yet for its largeness, containing now 12 (besides St. and another now decayed) its various and it may be ranged in the number of 'Tis at present a well priviledged, and sendeth to 'tis governed by two chosen annually out of twelve clad in and 24 clothed in also a a five of which one is for the and other Its from St in the West, to St. in the East, is about a and from in the South, to St. in the North, above a in which are comprehended several fair and rows of City-like and as for its paving, it is a of the cleanliest of any in except but as to its receiving its riches from the it has born the fate of other late damaged so that of about 140 within ordinary memory, they have at present not above 60 of which five or six are imployed in the passage three or four to and the two or three occasionally to and as many to the to for and the rest in the Next to the hath been that of for and for the and the but that is now fallen into the hands of a few, and more advantagious now is the affair of for which they imploy five or six and have hands enough for a quick dispatch. To which may be added the of Their are thrice in the viz. on and good for and and on well furnished and frequented for all sorts of This shews the ruins of six or seven one whereof, viz. is converted into the Mansion house of the Right Honourable the Lord Visc. another is imployed for a place of with a where are held at their periods for and another is made a and an ) having also the conveniency of an excellent stored with Books of various kinds, for the benefit of the and The is commonly noted for giving birth to who here began to build a magnificent still bearing his name.
or St. so called from King the Martyr here interr'd, who was shot to death at by the first tying him to a then sticking his body full of gradually, for not renouncing the This was famous for its which for fairness, and prerogatives exceeded all others in it had in the same three less as her waiting of all which there now remain but two, which are fair and spacious but scarce sufficient for the which are too many for two It was built again of new curious by King to expiate the sacriledge of his Father against the former or and impiety to the person of King offering his upon the Tomb of this holy bringing in with their giving it fair Mannours, and ample and together with the it self, full and whole; indeed, the reliques that this still shews, are far more majestick, then the ruins of other of its kind. The scituation of the is exceeding pleasant, being on a falling ground, towards a sinall on the East, and in an as much famed as any in which draws the thither from several distant places; whence also, for the more ingenuous training up of Youth, the is furnisht with a good for Lads, and other schooling for young according to the and of the of this Age, therein symbolizing with those about and at and other places. 'Tis a hath an for its chief a and other enjoying due and sends to In the stands an old where the are ordinarily held for the (very seldom at ) here are also kept the for the Liberty of St. 'Tis a large though consisting but of two its are uneven, and ill- paved, and made worse, by the frequency of its heavy The are well built, its and spacious and handsome; its which is on hath extraordinary quantities of brought to it, for which 'tis usually the standard of the County; it is also well furnisht with all forts of especially plenty of fresh and it hath also a good retail return trade at the every day.
Near this was fought a bloody battel by Earl of against King the Second; but he was subdued by High Justice to the in which were slain many of his Followers, and himself and wife taken
that is the or of or a small where there is a little on It affords the reliques of an ancient founded by Lord of the and it should seem to have had some Fraternity in it, by the remains of a within which few years ago was digged up a pot of bearing Inscriptions of divers which how far it may countenance the conjecture of Mr. concerning its name in memory of the I cannot tell.
composed of a well-built seated upon the great Road, full of the living chiefly upon and the advantage of the when his is pleased for his
|divertisement in and to lodge there, for which purpose there is a built on side for his reception. The stands in such a plain, that it hath a prospect three quarters of the almost to the bounds of the to the South-East it is more rising ground, ending in It consists of two one in the other in but their and whole is in which occasions those that live on the South-side to hang all their on hinges, so that when the fancy takes them, they may draw them to the sides of the and consequently into their own Their is on having choice of and being well frequented and served with and from the and from the fielding. And here the imploy themselves in spinning|
seated on a branch of the a large and very populous, having distant called (as ) to the Fen-ward, belonging to it, as big as some little its which is on is plentiful enough, and abounds with and from 'tis also well frequented. It is seated in a huge bleak between and hath a fair ( with a tall a good commodity is their and the poorer imploy their time in
seated on the Creek of the so called; a of more antiquity then beauty, having nothing to boast of but the ruins of a and a it hath been a and is at present an giving Title to the Right Honorable Earl of it hath a thin on The chief of this is that of
seated on the edge of and a small and plain at the head of the adjoyning to the its which is on is very small. The considerable of this is making It had a pretty large but that, with a good part of the is now labour ing under the damage of a late wasting fire. Nigh to this is a large called
an ancient seated on the over which it hath a fair leading into It was probably somewhile the chief and seems still so for the being divided into two of and of And 'tis at present a good large conteining three and by reason of its of is well enough frequented, the advancing a considerable imployment in for which 'tis as notable in its proportion, as is for it is a sendeth to and is governed by a 24 out of which is chosen a and other Its which is on is well reforted unto, and stored with It had a called St. for of founded by in the time of the Second, of and
scituate on a Creek of the River a little or adjoyning to having an ordinary on The chief trade of this is chiefly the and and the either spin carded wool for the or for the
on the branch of the River a large
|enjoying a pretty good having a good on which is the more frequented, by reason of a famous Lecture there. It hath a comely and spacious and seated on an eminence.|
scituate on the brink of the in a rich bottom; a large accommodated for chiefly for and for which they have Commerce with its is on which is but mean.
seated on the in a bottom; a of great note in former times for its and being the place where the whom baptized, was interr'd. 'Tis at present a large but hath lost the greatest part of its for as also for and It holds its priviledges for a being governed by a and and it hath a very considerable on for all especially and another smaller on A great ornament to the is its which is very sumptuous, and is a peculiar of This remembers the Martyrdom of Dr. their sometime famous who there suffered for
that is the dwelling place of want, no improper name for the at this day; it stands low, on the Southern bank of the and is a wide, long, and poor streat, seated on the Western Road, being a or belonging to the of its which is on is but small, by reason of its neighbourhood to which surpasses it. It drives still a though less then formerly, in the and for and elsewhere; the work of the poorer sort of women is spinning of for and making of
seated between the branches of the or upon a rising ground, in the Center of the County, having a fair prospect down the River Eastward. It is a large and beautiful and hath a on which is well frequented and fraughted with and common It entertains the beholder with a spacious bearing St. name, on whose Festival is also their which is very much flocked unto by the adjacent Country, and so much the more by persons of rank, above ordinary by reason of a famed near adjoyning, so well stored then with (the best in their kind that are vendible in ) as to furnish a treatment becoming those of palate and quality. Its is accommodated with a pleasant diverting ring of Bells, and adorned with a huge and lofty not easie to be paralleld. Its is the ordinary place where the general and are kept by the of abutting on its is a well-known and approved This shews an old anciently belonging to the of St. in called to which Manour the did anciently belong. The grand of this is now in and other being the only in considerable for that employment.
a little seated according to its name, in a steep or taking into its and name a good part of which makes up a little where there is kept a pretty good on 'Tis but a having a small and a endowed, having certain assigned to or in by the guift of Sir Lord Keeper.
seated in the midst of the dirt of the a small but as to its out-shifts of large bounds, having a fair and a little on all the Roads leading unto it are full of that there is little resort to it, especially in the
or scituate in a watery place; a pretty large and an ancient having been a before the reign of King It is now governed by two ten principal and twenty four with other they send to and enjoy divers its which is but small (the being now drawn to ) is on The womens employ in this is making of This is a peculiar of the Crown, and hath been given in with the of and an of ancient time; and is now the Title of the Right Honourable Lord of It shews a fair the ruins of a and an ancient called St.
near the head of the River on the side of a and in the deep which makes it the less frequented; a midling-town, of easie doings for matter of and hath a on which is but mean.
a large seated on the East-side of a sandy watered with several fresh having a pleasant prospect down the Channel, especially at high water; 'tis about six miles from the Main, having the Clay-grounds on the West, and the Sand-lands on the East; a of good traffick by and standing conveniently for carriage to and fro by and for importing and exporting by The is well enough built, excepting the lowness of the oldest and part of it well paved; it hath a fair in which are several It retains the memory of St. more by a new building of that name reared upon the place, then by any notable ruins of the old In the midst of its is also a fair Pile of in a Chamber whereof are the held in course for the Liberty of St. and they have also the conveniency of a thriving under eminent conduct; Its which is on is of considerable resort, and well traded unto for its and chiefly for its The next great business of the is a for which they are furnisht with nine or ten of burden, plying between and three and two or three for the same besides more on the and five or six more for the passage to with Next is the of for which they have four or five commodious most of them well employed, and of a good fame amongst for Next is the of and and lastly, that of the refining to which may be added their occasional adventures to and elsewhere.
seated near the head of a small Rivulet running to a good large upon a clay defended by a spacious tall of well and double ditched on one part, having a large on the other part; it had thirteen high its inworks are now much defaced, there being now only a large a but its out works are more like a then the ruins of one. Here Earl of with his rabble of who joyned with the rebellious Son of King the Second, took up their quarters, sorely infesting these parts; the is on and of tolerable Its chief ornament is its wherein are several
a almost between two Channels, the more Westernly of which is so small, that it might perhaps have been sometimes fordable enough to give the nomination of the it lyeth near to the Main, then the mouth of its River, which runs Southward two or three miles. It was in former time a of good account for but that trade being lost, the cannot find it self; yet it holds up a pretty is governed by a eight and twelve chief or as far as they can reach towards that number of their and sends and its which is on hath more of the than the being only frequented by a few with and with a small quantity of Here is a fair well mounted, but unsightly within; also the decays of a tall close-built hard by, which, together with the are good directions to as the at the is by Night. It gives also the ruins of an St. and an old in called where the use to go to pray for the safety of their They have a but no employment for it. According to a here caught a in all parts resembling a man, hairy on the with a large which was kept in the six and then made its escape into the again.
On the narrow stony shooting Southerly betwixt the and the in , when there was a great dearth, 'tis recorded their sprang up amongst the such quantities of that the people gathered there above one hundred which both abated the prizes of and preserved some hundreds from famishing; at the South point of it, there still comes up yearly certain course grey and very good out of the
another seated pleasantly in a between a high to the Westward, (on which its large and old built stands) the on the East, and its River or Channel running South-west; a large, long, and plain built made up of two or three of low all on a row. A quarter of a mile Southwards lyes where they have a commodious with or more Southerly still along the towards they have conveniencies above other for the drying of their and indeed the only imployment of the worth noting is especially for and at mid-winter for it being the only place in for drying, or redding of In the season they have also a for and fresh and a decaying to the and for The of the consists of about four sayl three or a or two or three which are imployed partly in the partly in the and of sixteen or eighteen which they used to send to the or they now send one or two. It is a governed by two ten and twenty four inferiour enjoyeth ancient and sendeth to for their defence they have near twenty pieces of planted; its on is but ordinary.
A little North of the is a called whence several parts of the County are served with and
sometimes called a little seated on a small having a pretty full on
seated on the top of a loose having a wide beak every way, where the that reduced the to the of placed an . In the reign of the Couquerour, it was said to contain 236 and had a some of the remaining yet amongst them. In the reign of the Second it was a of good account, and its rich, but now, through the removal of the the encroachment of the the decay of and the secret fate that attends some old 'tis rather the remains of a then a properly so called, the having swallowed up all but two and St. nevertheless it is a sending to enjoying large especially relating to the and is governed by two and other its which is kept on is but small. The of the is inconsiderable, their business on the being an home- for in and for at their seasons.
or a roundish and pretty fair built seated on a pleasant having the on the East, its Harbour on the South, a River with a on the West, and a small neck of Land on the North; it is a governed by two and other For their they have several pieces of planted on the which, with the natural scituation of the place, renders it a of good strength, being encompassed almost with especially every They have a very fair and gracefully mounted; hath a on of an ordinary The chief business of the is for affairs, for which purpose they are furnished with about twenty or thirty Sayl of small the chief is to and the for they have also a and a great to with and they have also something to do in Ship-building, and refining of the famous which they have for to ride in, makes them the more taken notice of by which said is chiefly made by the shooting forth of a little North of them, which is the most Eastern part of all
seated in a or (that is, a of Land between two branches of the River ) a well frequented having a considerable on 'tis a thriving for retail rising by the fall of and the for and is here a good
seated in a place sufficiently watered by the which severeth it from where fortified a to a great strength (hard by the ) at the time of the War, overtopping a huge level of to 'tis a of two one of which is fair; and between both, in the midst of the are to be seen the ruins of a famous Their on is great, plentifully affording which is chiefly brought thither out of Here is a with ten Scholarships for in The imploy is that of knitting (as in is for
Not far from the is where Sir surnamed Lord of the place, built a on a Green-level, moated round, and a in it.
seated also on the three miles from a very large which every is much frequented, and well
|served with and hath a by water to (which is lately undertaken to be carried up the River to ) It hath a fair and a bulky tall on a convenient some distance from the the is but plainly built, having many thatcht houses, but being lately sensible of their inconvenience, as well as unsightliness, as receiving considerable damage by two 'tis like to be rebuilt with tyled Roofs. Here are held ordinarily the for the Liberty of or of but extraordinarily they are at|
seated on the on a falling piece of ground Southwards; an indifferent whose is about a mile distant from it, and hath a on it is a thriving having about 24 Sayl of small Vessels belonging unto it, their chief is in the North-sea for and at home for lying over against the chief they have a and at the season. The Towns-men had lately the confidence to contend with in a chargeable suit about to the Northward of and yet not bringing their into in which they had the good fortune to get the better of it: they have also a to for which they either unlade by Boat over against their in fair weather, or in foul weather put into as having no of their own.
Towns Suffolk, Market-Towns,
or by (seeming by its name to remember the ) honoured with the birth of St. the Virgin Daughter of K. who for her holy and of piety was canonized for a who was joynt Founder of the and and from this to Bishop of made a or
seated upon the little over which it hath both a and at a miles distance, whence it is divided into and at which last place is most of its business, things coming up thither from the of it was once a but hath lost its trade, and that conveniency. It gives Title to the Right Honorable Baron of
(haply so called from some memorable pit there digged for the burial of in the time of King ) a good seated on the biggest Western Road out of
tells a story of this from of two like, that rose up here out of the ground from the but for what purpose is not known, nor perhaps worth the enquiry after.
that is, King of the where (as notes) after he had barbarously murthered King of the and usurped his Kingdom, he erected a small on a the ruins of which are yet apparent, under the name of
scituate upon the or of note in former time for being the place where King of the kept his who was the first of all his Nation that was baptized, and received the but as noteth, being afterward seduced by his Queen, he permitted an to be placed in the said for her offering Sacrifices upon to together with his for the worship of the true God. In this King of the was baptized by Bishop
its name gives it to have been heretofore a though its is now lost, by reason of its neighbourhood to yet 'tis as big as many and is a Stage-town upon the Eastern Road. It hath a which is a to off the by 'Tis also one of the where and are held for the of to whom the Eastern part of the is assigned, as the Western is to the of
a at the mouth of carrying on an imploy in building small which would be greater, but that their at certain is so bank'd up with Sand, that there is no passing in or out. They also drive a little Sea of their own with three or four after the way of its neighbouring Town It shows a sumptuous and a which may argue somewhat for its former greatness in comparison to what 'tis now.
that is, the chief on the River over which it hath a 'Tis now a poor decayed or on the great Road, having a curious handsom for its only Ornament; but was once beautified by King the First, and Bishop of with a Priory of who granted the same as a to the of St. the ruins of which are now to be seen; it had a here is the for the division of as a remembrance of the which was formerly here kept. It was sometime of note for being the burial place of a whom the slew in a pitched field fight.
of old that is on the edge of the County near where the Rivers and meet. Here was (according to ) a most pleasant and that by reason of the and adjoyning, wherein a devout built a and by whose perswasions King of the became a and resigned up his Kingdom, and being afterwards forced out of the to encourage his people in against the lost his life: Of this nought remains, save the ruins of its Walls, where is often digged up.
At a Priory of at St. at a at an at a of at a at by a of at a at an at a of at an of at an at a at a at an at a at a at an at a at a of at a of at an of at a of at an of at a of at a at a at and at a of
 Its soil and growth.
 Its trade and Manufactures.
 Its relative condition.
 Its bounds.
 Its extent.
 Its conveniencies.
 Its chief Rivers.
 Its honour.
 Its division.
 A bloody battel fought.
 A strange fish here ta-ken.
 Religious Houses in former times