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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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BLYFORD (formerly BLYTHFORD) is a parish and village, in the vale of
the navigable Blyth, 3 miles east-by-south from Halesworth, its post town and
county court district, in Blything hundred and union, rural deanery of Dunwich,
archdeaconry of Suffolk, and Norwich diocese, East Suffolk. The church of All
Saints has a square tower, and some fine specimens of Norman architecture. The
living is a donative rectory, yearly commutation £411 18s., in the gift of the
trustees of the late Rev. Jeremy Day, and held by the Rev. John Frederick Noott.
The population in 1861 was 103; the area is 1,373 acres; the gross value is
£1,471 10s., and the rateable value, £1,279 15s.
Parish Clerk, John Edwards.
Letters through Halesworth, which is also the nearest money order office
CARRI ER.óR. Bedingfield, from South wold,passes through to Halesworth, & calls at the ' Queen's Head,' daily
Noott Rev. John Frederick [rector]
Butcher Daniel, farmer
Croft Wm. Queen's Head, & plumber &c
Deck Edward, farmer, The Hall
Easey John, farmer
Hilling Ephraim, shopkeeper
Phillipo James, shoe maker
Reynolds David, farmer
Smith Henry, shopkeeper
Smith Robert, farmer & machinist
Turrell Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer