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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 ½ 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