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History of Suffolk - Great Blakenham 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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Great Blakenham is a village and parish, near the navigable Gipping, half a mile from Claydon station, 73 miles from London, and 5 north-west from Ipswich, in Bosmere hundred and rural deanery, Bosmere and Claydon union, Ipswich county court district, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk. The church of St Mary is a neat edifice, with square tower. The earliest register is 1549. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at 195, with 7 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Provost and Fellows of Eton, and held by the Rev C. R. Ashfield, M.A., who is also rector of Burgate; the Rev Henry John Lockwood, M.A., of Magdalen College, Cambridge, is curate. The provost and Fellows of Eton college are lords of the manor and chief landowners. The area is 860 acres, and the population in 1861 was 291.
Parish Clerk, John Southgate.
Letters through Ipswich, which is also the nearest money order office.
Lockwood Rev Henry John, M.A. [curate], Rectory
Cresswell Benjamin, shopkeeper
Cresswell Philip, blacksmith
Deering John, bricklayer, & post office
Frost Edward, farmer
Garnham James, farmer
Girling Samuel, shopkeeper
Mayhew Frank, Chequers
Palmer Samuel, Bell, & horse dealer
Peacock Francis, farmer
Peacock John Edward, farmer
Raynham William Frederick, miller & maltster
Smith John, farmer

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