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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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COMBS is a parish and scattered village, in the hundred, county court district, union and rural deanery of Stow, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, West Suffolk, one mile south from Stowmarket, and about 3 from Needham Market. The village is pleasantly situated, rising gently in bold undulations, extending southward to the vicinity of Battisford; the river Gipping forms its northern boundary. The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure, situated nearly a mile north-east from the village: it has nave, chancel, aisles, and square embattled tower. The register commences 1568. The living is a rectory, annual value £804, with 32 acres of glebe land and handsome residence, in the gift of the Earl of Ashbumham, and held by the Rev. John Richard Heawood, M.A., of All Souls'College, Oxford. The Earl of Ashburnham is lord of the manor and principal landowner; there are several other smaller proprietors. The parish is assessed at £3,653 2s. 6d.; there is a small endowment for the repairs of the church. A great portion of the land is stiff, clayey soil. Here are the wool warehouses, extensive tanneries, and other works of Messrs. Webb land Son, furnishing employment to about 200 hands. The Messrs. Webb are also manufacturers on a large scale of leather millbands, buckets and hose; they have attained celebrity by the prizes gained at the various exhibitions of the above articles, and successfully competed at the Hamburg Exhibition in July, 1869, where also was gained the first prize medal. An artesian well, 1,000 feet deep, has recently been sunk on the premises, the yield of which is considerable. The appearance of the village has greatly improved through the erection of several neat and commodious houses by the late rector, the Rev. Richard Daniel, M.A. The population in 1861 was 1,243, and the area comprises 2,745a. 5 ½ p.
Parish Clerk, Thomas Southgate.
Letters received through Stowmarket, arrive at 7.40 a.m. Stowmarket is also the nearest money order office
CARRIER TO IPSWICH.—Turner, tuesday, thursday & Saturday

Beck Richard, esq
Heawood Rev.John Richd.M.A. Rectory
Webb Lankester, esq
Wood Thomas Fowler, esq. The Cedars

Baker William, farmer, Edgar's farm
Bickers Thomas, chimney sweeper
Bone Susannah (Mrs.), blacksmith
Branford Edward, grocer
Brook Henry, miller
Denny Samuel, farmer
Dickerson Maurice, Punch Bowl
Durrant John, farmer
Green Joseph, farmer
Grimsey — (Mrs.), farmer
Hayward George, farmer
Hewitt James, farmer
Jesson John, shoe maker
Last James, farmer
Lewis —, farmer
Maidwell William, farmer
Mattock William, farmer
Mattock Zachariah, farmer
Mayhew Win. beer retailer & shopkeeper
Nuiin — (Mrs.), farmer
Potter Alfred, beer retailer
Pryor Thomas, farmer
Rands Emanuel, farmer
Reynolds Peter, farmer. Cockerill's farm
Robinson Jacob & Enoch, farmers & landowners
Scorcher Thomas, farmer
Southgate Samuel, thatcher & shopkeeper
Southgate Thomas, farmer
Southgate Zachariah, thatcher
Spink William, farmer
Taylor Thomas, farmer, Trickers green
Webb & Son, tanners, curriers & manufacturers of leather machine bands, buckets & hose, fellmongers, glove leather dressers & wool merchants, Combs tannery
Webb Lankester, maltster, farmer & coal merchant
Webb Robert, beer retailer & cattle dealer
Williams William, farmer
Wood Thos. Fowler, farmer, The Cedars
Young Edward, Magpie

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