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BACTON is a parish and considerable and well built village, in Hartismere hundred and union, Stow county
court district, archdeaconry of Suffolk, diocese of Norwich, West Suffolk, one mile south-west from Finningham station, 87 from London, 6 north from Stowmarket, l9 from Ipswich, and 16 from Bury. The church of St. Mary is a noble edifice of stone, in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles; it has been thoroughly restored and re-seated with open benches: it has nave, side aisles, chancel, and tower surmounted with a small spire, and containing 6 bells; the roof of the nave is elaborately carved and decorated; there is in the chancel a memorial window of stained glass to the late Rev. Edward Burton Barker. The living is a rectory, annual value 750, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Augustus Barker Hemsworth, M.A. A considerable business is done in malting. It was the lordship and demesne of the Bishop of Norwich till about 1535, when it was given to the Duke of Norfolk, who conveyed it, in exchange, in 1558, to Sir John Tyrell. George Tomline, Esq., M.P., is lord of the manor, but the soil belongs to many small landowners. In 1861 the population was 733, and the area is 2,204 acres. The soil is mixed; crops of the usual kind.
BACTON GREEN and EARl's Green lie to the south.
POST OFFICE. Freeman Woods, postmaster. Letters arrive from Stowmarket at 8.40 a.m. & are dispatched at 6 p.m.; the delivery extends to Cotton & Wyverstone. The nearest money order office is at Stowmarket
National School, Samuel Reed, master

Cooper Mr. John Freeman
Edwards Mrs
Gissing Mrs
Golding George Steel, esq
Hemsworth Rev. Augustus Barker, M.A. Rectory
Pritty Mrs
Beard Robert, farmer
Blake Andrew, thatcher
Brook John, shopkeeper & carpenter
Burrows Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Copping John, farmer
Dykes Edward, farmer
Easlea William, farmer
Ellis William, farmer
Finbow Ambrose, farmer
Finbow John, farmer
Finbow William, butcher
Flowerdew Robert, farmer
Ford Marv Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Francis W illiam, carpenter
Garrard Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Hearn Robert, maltster, farmer & corn merchant
Hewitt John, farmer
Hunt Charles, beer retailer & tailor
Hunt George, shoe maker
Leggett Henry, tailor
Lusher Edward Nunn, wheelwright
Martin Robert, cattle dealer
Orsboum Herbert, plumber &c.; & at Stowmarket
Pulham Samuel, farmer
Rose Robert, carpenter & shopkeeper
Seaman Isaac, blacksmith
Talbot George, farmer
Thurman Ebenezer, Grapes inn, & tailor
Whistlecroft John, farmer
Woods Charles, Bull inn, & wine & spirit merchant, maltster & farmer
Woods Freeman, grocer & draper, & post office

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