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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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CARLTON is a small but pleasant village and parish, in Hoxne hundred,
Blything union, county court district of Framlingham and Saxmundham, rural
deanery of Dunwich, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East
Suffolk, about three quarters of a mile north-north-east from Saxmundham, built
on the side of a hill fronting the east, about 300 yards off the Yarmouth road.
The church of St. Peter consists of a nave only, and is built of flint, in the
Norman style: the tower is of brick, and contains 4 bells: the pulpit, of carved
oak, is of ancient workmanship, and bears the date 1626: the communion table Is
also of elaborate carved work, and is dated 1630. The register commences from
1638. The living is a rectory, consolidated with that of Kelsale, joint annual
value £700, in the gift of Col. Bence, and held by the Rev. Lancelot R. Brown,
M.A. There is a handsome seat, called Carlton Hall, in the vicinity, situate in
a large, finely wooded park, the property of Lady Stradbroke; the present
occupant is Richard Garrett, Esq., J.P., the spirited proprietor of the
well-known Leiston Iron Works. There is also another well built mansion in the
neighbourhood, called The Rookery, belonging to Richard Garrett, Esq., but at
present unoccupied. Here are clay and sand pits, and potters' earth. This parish
contains 543 acres of land and a population of 116.
Parish Clerk, Charles Fisher.
Letters through money order which is also the nearest money order office
Garrett Richard esq. , J.P. Carlton Hall
Barber William, farmer
Blowers John, farmer
Fairs George, farmer
Fisher Charles, shoe maker
Kerridge George, bricklayer
Low George, thatcher
Mantle Edward, farmer
Whiting William, farmer