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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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BENHALL is a parish in Plomesgate hundred and union, Framlingham and Saxmundham county court district, East Suffolk, consisting of small detached villages called Benhall Green, Benhall Street, &c.; the remote parts of the parish are about 2 ½ miles west-south-west from Saxmundham. The church of St. Mary is about half a mile from the main road leading from Ipswich to Yarmouth through Saxmundham; it is in good repair, having had a new transept, with schoolroom and vestry, built at the sole expense of the Rev. Edmd. Hollond, M.A.; the tower is constructed of flint, in the Norman style, and contains 6 bells: in the interior of the church is a very handsome monument to the late Sir Edward Duke, and also memorials to the late Mr. Edward Hollond. The register dates from 1558. The living is a vicarage, annual value £200, with residence, in the gilt of the Rev. Edmund Hollond, and held by the Rev. Horace Mann Blakiston, B.D.; the Rev. Edwin Arthur Watkins is the curate. The late Sir Edward Duke left the sum of £1,000 for the support of a Free school in this parish, and £500 was also left by Mr. Edward Hollond, the late proprietor of Benhall Lodge, for the same purpose. There are also National and Infant schools at Benhall Green, and a school at Benhall Street, supported by the Rev. Edmd. Hollond, M.A. ; the number of children educated at these establishments exceeds 100. The only family seat in this parish is Benhall Lodge, the residence of the Rev. Edmund Hollond, M.A., who is lord of the manor, situate in a large and beautifully wooded park. The population amounted in 1861 to 678, and the parish contains 2,156 acres, of various soils, but chiefly clay.
POST OFFICE.—Isaac Batho, receiver. Letters arrive from Saxmundham at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Saxmundham
Free School, David Reynolds, jun. master
CARRIER.—Thomas Rouse, from Benhall to Ipswich, Tuesday & friday

Blakiston Rev. Horace Mann, B.D. [vicar]
Cox John, esq
Hollond Rev. Edmund, M.A. Benhall lodge
Watkins Rev. Edwin Arthur [curate]

Adams Robert, farmer, Old lodge
Batho Isaac, shoe maker
Bloomfield William, tailor
Bower William Allen, steward to Rev. E. Hollond
Burrows James, farmer
Capon James, bailiff to Rev. E. Hollond
Denny Walter, hurdle maker
Easter Robert, farmer
Elney Durrant, gardener
Freeman Edward, farmer
Garnham George, farmer
Leggett Mary (Miss), blacksmith
Mills Robert, shoe maker
Newby James, shoe maker
Newman Brnjamin, gardener
Newson George, brick maker
Plant Robert, farmer
Reynolds David, sen. miller & farmer
Robinson George, farmer & wheelwright
Robinson Robert, coach maker
Rouse Thomas, carrier
Scales Herbert, farmer
Seaman George, farmer
Smith Charles, farmer
Taylor John, saddler
Toller John, farmer
Tunmer Joseph Hare, grocer
Wood Elizabeth (Mrs.) shopkeeper

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