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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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AMPTON is n parish and small village, 4 miles north
from Bury St. Edmund's station, in Thedwestry hundred,
Thingoe union, Bury St. Edmund's county court district,
rural deanerv of Thedwastry, Sudburv archdeaconry, and
Ely diocese, West Suffolk. The church of St. Peter is a
neat brick building, with stone tower. The living is a discharged rectory, annual value £173, in the gift of Hunter
Redwell, Esq., and held by the Rev. James Hillman Stuart, M.A., of Trinity College, Oxon. Ampton Hall, the seat of Hunter Rodwell, Esq., J.p., is a large old fashioned mansion, situated in a beautiful park, in which is a fine sheet of water.
There are almshouses for four poor women, and a charity school for nine poor boys. Hunter Rodwell, Esq., is owner of the parish and lord of the manor. The Seven Hills are barrows in this parish. The population in 1861 was 131 ; area, 736 acres.
Parish Clerk, Henry Harvey.
POST OFFICE.—Mrs. Eliza Clutterham, receiver. Letters arrive from Bury at 8 a.m. & are dispatched at. 6.30 p.m. Bury St. Edmund's is also the nearest money order office
Endowed, Frederick Vince, master
Infant, Mrs. Frances Adams, mistress
Rodwell Hunter, esq. J.P. Ampton hall
Sage Frederick, carpenter
Stuart Rev. Jas. Hillman, M.A. [rector]
Smith John, painter
Waterman Henry, farm bailiff