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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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Chillesford is a village and parish, in Plomesgate hundred and union,
Woodbridge county court district, rural deanery of Orford, archdeaconry of
Suffolk, and diocese of Ely, East Suffolk, 9 miles north-east from Woodbridge,
and 3 north-west from Orford. The church of St Peter is a stone building. The
living is a rectory, annual value £355, with residence, in the gift of the Rev W
E Pooley, and held by the Rev Charles Pickthorn. A school has been erected by
the rector, who supports the same at his own expense. The parish is near the
head of the Butley river, on which is a watermill. In the neighbourhood is a
decoy. The population in 1861 was 214, and the area is 1,806 acres.
Parish Clerk, John Reed.
Letters through Wickham Market, which is also the nearest money order office.
Church School, Miss Hannah Knight, mistress
Pickthorn Rev Charles, Rectory
Cooper Robert, shopkeeper
Crisp Arthur, farmer, Church farm
Crisp Thomas, farmer, Hill Farm
Walker Caleb, farmer