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    History of Suffolk - Cowlinge 1865

    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

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:13:48 GMT