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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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ASHBOCKING is a parish and scattered village, 7 miles north from
Ipswich railway station, 74 from London, 8 north-west from Woodbridge, 6 from
Needham Market, and 5 from Claydon railway station, in the hundred and rural
deanery of Bosmere, Bosmere and Claydon union, Ipswich county court district,
Suffolk archdeaconry, and Norwich diocese, East Suffolk. The church of All
Saints is of Gothic architecture, with a chancel and square tower, with 2 bells.
The living is a vicarage, commuted at £387, with residence, in the gift of the
Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Maurice Byles Cowell, M.A., of Wadham
College, Oxford. John Tollemache, Esq., of Helmingham Hall, is lord of the
manor. The population in 1861 was 324; area 1,408 acres of cultivated land.
ASHBOCKING GREEN is on the main road to the east.
Parish Clerk, George Lee.
Letters through Needham Market, which is also the nearest money order office
Baldry, from Worlingsworth to Ipswich, tuesday & friday, returning Wednesday & Saturday
Emeny, from Stradbroke to Ipswich, thursday, returning friday
Brown, from Framsden to Ipswich, monday, Wednesday & Saturday, returning same days
Flick, from Framsden to Ipswich, tuesday, thursday & Saturday, returning same days
Cowell Rev. Maurice Byles, M.A.[vicar]
Boyd Mr. John, Manor house
Bloss Joshua, farmer
Bullingham George, farmer
Calver David, farmer
Cox Charles, Lord Nelson
Downing Edward, farmer
Fox John, farmer
Goodall Thomas, glover
Ling Samuel, farmer & landowner
Pollard Charles, farmer
Seaman Jonathan, farmer
Stanford Charles, farmer
Stollery Lydia (Miss), shopkeeper
Studd Christopher, farmer
Thompson Henry, blacksmith
Thompson James, farmer
Vincent George, veterinary surgeon