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History of Suffolk - Great Ashfield 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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ASHFIELD (or GREAT ASHFIELD), near Ixworth, is a small village, 2 miles north from Elmswell station, 88 from London, 6 from Ixworth, and 10 from Bury St. Edmund's, in Blaekbourn hundred, Stowunion, Bury St.Edmund's county court district, rural deanery of Blackbourn, archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk. The church of All Saints is a small brick building, with tower. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £65, in the gift of Lord Thurlow, and held by the Rev. John H. Steggall, M.A., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There is also an endowed lectureship, held by the Rev. Henry Ray, M.A. Ashfield Lodge, the seat of Sir Henry C. Blake, Bart., J.P., is a neat brick mansion. Here is a school (mixed), supported by Lord Thurlow and the Misses Bolton. Castle Hill is a mound. The population in 1861 was 408; the area is 1,546 acres.
BRAZIERS GROVE and Daisy Green are a mile east.
Parish Clerk, William Bridges.
POST OFFICE.—Miss Rosina Edwards, receiver. Letters arrive from Bury St. Edmund's, via Ixworth, at 9a.m.; dispatched at 5 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Walsham
CARRIER TO BURT—Samuel Faires, Wednesday, at 6 a.m. returning same evening at 7

Barrell Anthony, farmer
Barrell Joseph, farmer
Barrell Thomas, Farmer, School farm
Cocksedge Robert, farmer
Coleman George, bricklayer
Elmer Daniel, farmer
Elmer Henry, miller
Faires William, Hovell Arms
Firman Robert, farmer
Hill George, shopkeeper
Hubbard Robert, farmer
Hughes William, farmer & dealer
Kemp Daniel, farmer
Lingwood Edward, jun. farmer
Maddow Jeremiah, beer retailer
Pickering William, farmer
Plummer John, grocer, draper & boot maker
Plummer William, carpenter
Redit Nathaniel, blacksmith
Redit Nathaniel, wheelwright
Rice Eliza (Miss), farmer
Rodwell Samuel, blacksmith
Scase John, farmer
Scase William, farmer
Turner Harisson, Thurlow Arms
Wakelin Moses, farmer
Wakelin Samuel, farmer
Warren Reuben, bricklayer
Wright John, farmer


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