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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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COWLINGE (or COOLING) is a parish and large scattered village, in Risbridge hundred and union, county court district of Haverhill, Clare rural deanery, Sudbury archdeaconry, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 8 ¼ miles north-north-west from Clare and south-south-east from Newmarket. The church of St. Margaret is an ancient building, consisting of nave, aisles, chancel, and a handsome tower of red brick, containing a peal of 5 bells : in the interior of the church are several ancient brasses. The living is a perpetual curacy, annual value £100, in the gift of the Master and Fellows of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and held by the Rev. H. S. Banks, LL.D. The rectorial tithes produce about £900 a year, and belong to Trinity Hall. There isan Independent chapel. Here are two fairs annually for cattle and sheep, on July 31st and October 17th. The present lord ol the manor of Cowlinge is a minor, who is also chief landowner, the estate being in the hands of the Trustees of the late James Simpson, esq. There is another small manor in the parish called Shardelows, which belongs to Downing College, Cambridge. Branches Park, a handsome seat, with extensive grounds, belonging to the infant heir of Cowlinge, is at present in the occupation of Sir Robert Pigot, Bart. The charities are ten acres of land, held by the parish clerk as annexed to his office, donor unknown, and £20, distributed in sheets and blankets to the poor from Deyne's charity, consisting of a farm at Cowlinge, the rent of which is divided among the parishes of Moulton, Barrow, Cowlinge, and Hargrave. The soil is clay; the crops are wheat, barley, beans, peas, and roots. The population in 1861 was 842; area, 6,026 acres.
BRIDGEND, HOVEL'S GREEN, and NORLBY are to the south.
Parish Clerk, John Wade.
POST OFFICE.—John French, receiver. Letters arrive from Newmarket at 9.20 a.m.; dispatched at 4.45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Wickhambrook
BURY—Charles Taylor, wed. & sat. returning same days; John Hempstead, Wednesday, returning same day
NEWMARKET—Charles Taylor, tuesday, returning same day ; John Hempstead, tuesday
Hewison John, esq. Bridgelands
Pigot Sir Robt. bart. Branches park

Avey Richard, shopkeeper
Blizard George, farmer, Fairstead
Brown John, farmer, Cowlinge hall
Chambers Richard, farm bailiff to Mr. W. Harvey
Foreman James, beer retailer
French John, carpenter
Gifford Charles, farmer, High Elms
Gifford Daniel, farmer
Golding William, farmer
Hammond James, tailor
Haylock Edward, bricklayer
Hewison John, farmer & landowner, Bridgelands
Ling Frederick, thatcher
Marrow James, plumber & glazier
Marsh James, shoe maker
Marsh Richard, wheelwright
Pcttit James, tailor
Pledger James, blacksmith
Pond Samuel, farmer
Reynolds Richard, farmer
Rolfe Thomas, farmer
Rule Richard, farmer, Shardelows
Simkin James, Green Man inn
Snazell William, shoe maker
Thacker John, tanner, Great Oaks
Tilbrook Isabella (Mrs.), Three Tuns inn
Webb Robert, baker & blacksmith

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