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History of Suffolk - Benacre 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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BENACRE is a small parish and village, in Blything hundred and union, Halesworth county court district, rural deanery of Dunwich, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 4 ½ miles north-east from Wangford, 6 ½ south-east from Lowestof t, and 6 south-east from Beccles, The church of St. Michael is a small neat building, with low square tower containing 1 bell: it consists of nave, chancel, and a porch and aisle on the south side, and contains a very good organ. The register dates from about 1727; the earlier ones have been destroyed by fire. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Covehithe, formerly called North Hales, joint annual value £400, in the patronage of Sir Edwd. S. Gooch, Bart., and held by the Rev. William Gooch. To the north a small stream runs into the sea by a sluice, draining some marsh land. Here are osier and reed beds. There are 1,660 acres, 50 acres of which is Benacre Broad, a fine sheet of fresh water, which abounds with various kinds of fish. The population in 1801 was 212.
Parish Clerk, Henry Ward.
Letters through Wangford, which is also the nearest money order office
CONVEYANCE.—Coach {Morning Star), from Southwold to Lowestoft, passes through on monday, Wednesday & Saturday, at 7.30 a.m. returning the same days
CARRIERS pass through daily

Gooch Sir Edward S.Bart. J.P. The Hall
Cutts Francis, Walnut Tree
Howard James, shopkeeper
Ling Frederic, farmer
Wigg George, farmer

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