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    History of Suffolk - Acton 1865

    Post Office Directory of 1865.

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    ACTON is a parish, in Babergh hundred, Sudbury union and county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 3 miles northeast-by-north from Sudbury station, 71 from London, and a mile east from Long Melford, not far from the river Stour. The church of All Saints has nave, aisles, a small chapel called Bacon's chapel, transept, porch, and low tower, containing 5 bells, a very handsome brass to the memory of Sir Roger De Bures, and a marble monument to Robert Jennings, Esq., and his lady. The earliest date of register is l564. The living is a vicarage, annual value £265, with residence, in the gift of Earl Howe, and held by the Rev. John Edwin Fell, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. The tithes were commuted in 1838 for a yearly rent-charge of £750, half of which belongs to the vicar, Earl Howe being impropriator of the great tithes and lord of the manor. There is a mixed school for boys, girls, and infants; the building was enlarged 1863, at the expense of Lord Howe. There is a small charity, called Kcddington's, which supplies six widows with a small loaf on each Sabbath, and a pair of shoes each yearly. Acton Place has a considerable park attached to it, and Acton Hall is near the village. In 1861 the population was 558; area, 2,811 acres.
    Parish Clerk, George Poole.
    POST OFFICE.óJames Nice, receiver. Letters are received through Sudbury, arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 5.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Long Melford
    School, Miss Annie Thomason. mistress
    Fell Rev. John Edwin, M.A. [vicar]
    Andrews Benjamin, farmer
    Bear William, farmer
    Bromley Benjamin, farmer
    Chinery Nathan, grocer & shoe maker
    Decks Henry, farmer
    Green John, farmer
    Green Thos. Edwd, farmer, Acton hall
    Harper John, farmer
    Hogger John, wheelwright
    Jaques Robert, farmer
    Meggs John, blacksmith
    Mills William, carpenter
    Nice James, shoe maker, & post office
    Orpen Daniel Nice, farmer
    Pettit George, Crown
    Poole George, carpenter, builder & undertaker
    Poole Job, boot & shoe maker & shopkeepr
    Tiffen Susannah (Mrs.), farmer
    Upson William, shopkeeper
    Ward William, cattle dealer
    Woodgate Robert, farmer, Home farm

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:16:57 GMT