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History of Suffolk - Bildestone 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.


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BILDESTONE is a small neat town, in the hundred and union of Coslord, Hadleigh county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 5 miles north-by-west from Hadleigh station, 75 from London, 14 west-north-west from Ipswich, 14 south-east from Bury St. Edmund's, and 10 north-east from Sudbury. The church of St. Mary, about a quarter of a mile from the town, is a large and handsome structure, in the Perpendicular style of architecture, and has nave and chancel, handsome porch, one brass, date 1509, with a good tower and 6 bells: the window at the east end is large and handsome: two new stained glass windows, by the present rector and his brothers, have recently been put in the chancel. The register commences 1558. The living is a rectory,' value £340, with residence, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Joseph Gedge, M.A., whose residence is cheerfully situated on an elevated point, a mile from the church, commanding a most extensive view of the surrounding country. Charles Tyrrell, Esq., is lord of the manor. The annual value of the charities of the parish is £4, arising from Smock meadow, and is distributed to poor widows of this parish. There is also land of the annual value of about £30 for the repairs of the church. Situated in the town is a very neat Baptist chapel, erected in 1844 by public subscription. There is a National school, in the Early English style, capable of accommodating 100 children, with master's residence, andgood garden attached; also a small school attached to the baptist chapel. Here were formerly a market and some small manufactures, now discontinued. A new clock tower was erected in 1864, by subscription, in the centre of the market place: it is a handsome building of red and white brick, on an arched base, with panelled shaft, surmounted by a spire with open bell turret; it was erected by Mr. Pettit. The population of the town and parish in 1861
was 788; there are 1,420 acres of tolerably good land, which is principally arable.
Parish Clerk, George Whittell.
arrive from Ipswich at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 8 p.m. Box closes at 7.50 p.m
Accidental, William Colman
Liverpool London & Globe, Richard Bull
Norwich Union Fire Life & Hailstorm, W. F. Squirrel]
Suffolk A lliance Fire Life, William Colman
Ipswich Journal, Richard Bull
Bury Post, William Squirrell
Suffolk Chronicle, Ipswich Express & Sudbury Free Press, John Vince
National School, William Henry Mould, master; Miss Annie Mould, mistress
BURT—Henry Emmerson, Wednesday
IPSWICH—John Schofield, tuesday, thursday & Saturday
STOWMARKET & SUDBURY —H. Emmerson, alternate thursdays

Barton Miss, Newberry cottage
Barton Mrs
Caley Rev. George Augustus, M.A.
[curate of Hitcliam] Conolly Rev. Marmaduke John, M.A.[perpetual curate of Wattisham]
Cresswell Mr. George
Dudding Rev. John [curate of Naughton]
Edwards Mrs. Mansion
Gedge Rev. Joseph, M.A. [rectorJ
Growse John Lawrence, esq
Growse Robert, esq
Hawkins Miss
Knell Rev. Albert [Baptist]
White Mrs


Abbott Anna Maria (Mrs.), milliner & straw bonnet maker
Abbott Joseph Hines, watch maker & photographer
Barton John k Walter, farmers, Highstead house
Bull Richard, bookseller & leathercutter & agent for the ' Ipswich Journal'
Bull Samuel, boot maker
Chenery John, farmer
Clark Mary Ann (Mrs.), day school, & toy dealer
Clark William, plumber &c
Cleghorn Thos. currier & Ieathercutter
Colman William, tailor
Cook George, grocer & draper
Cooper Mary Ann (Miss), school
Cooper Susanna (Mrs.), dress maker
Cooper Wm. harness maker & letter carrier
Denny Charles, carpenter & joiner
Dyer William, farmer
Edwards John, Crown
Elliston Robert, baker
Emerson Henry, maltster
Emerson Thomas, baker & confectioner
Emerson William, butcher
Farrow George, shoe maker
Farrow Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Gage Charles, farmer
Gage Frederick, butcher
Gardner Joshua, farmer
Gibbs Joseph, grocer & draper
Gosling Thomas, gardener
Growse John Lawrence, surgeon
Growse Robert, surgeon
Hacker William, grocer
Hall John, wheelwright
Hearn Robert, saddler
Hill Alfred, blacksmith
Hill Robert, boot & shoe maker
Kettle George, mail contractor & farmer
King Henry, farmer
Laflin Hammond, tailor
Melton Thomas William, beer retailer & corn merchant
Moss John, plumber & painter
Pallant John, carpenter
Peacock George, hair dresser
Pettit Joseph Ablett, builder, contractor & undertaker
Proctor Shadrach, farmer
Ralph Charles, King's Head, & excise office
Scarfe Robert, boot & shoe maker
Schofield John, carrier
Squirrell Wm. agent for the 'Bury Post'
Squirrell William, corn merchant
Squirrell William F. hop & wine & spirit merchant
Studd John, cooper & baker
Syrett John, cooper
Tricker James, saddler & harness maker
Tydeman James, watch maker
Vaughan Henry Edward, inland revenue officer
Vince John, tailor & glover
Vince Thomas, agent for the 'Suffolk Chronicle,' Ipswich Express,' & 'Sudbury Free Press'
Webb William & Son, bricklayers
White Samuel Bakewell, farmer
Whittle George, shoe maker
Woollard Edward, blacksmith
Wright James, grocer & draper, & postmaster
Wyard William, tea dealer

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