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History of Suffolk - Hargrave 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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HARGRAVE is a scattered village and parish, in Thingoe hundred and union, Bury St. Edmund's county court district, Clare rural deanery, Sudbury archdeaconry, diocese of Elv, West Suffolk, 6 miles south-west from Bury St. Edmunds station. The church has a tower and 3 bells, a nave and chancel, and porch. The register dates from the middle of the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, valued in 1835 at 283, with 27 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Rev. John White, and held by the Rev. John White Westliorpe. The Marquis of Bristol is lord of the manor, which was held by Bury Abbey, afterwards by the Kitsons and Gages. The poor have 20 a year from Dayne's Charity, with several other small donations. The Marquis of Bristol and Sir Robert Affleck, Bart., are the chief landowners, but there are a few smaller proprietors. The soil is clay and loam; subsoil, clay, gravel, and chalk. The crops are wheat, barley, and beans. Here is a small parochial school. The population in 1861 was 520, and the area is 1,108 acres.
FROGSEND and Birdsend are to the east. Southwell Park, formerly extra-parochial, is about half a mile west.
Parish Clerk, John Banks. Letters through Bury St. Edmund's by foot post. Wickhamhrook is the nearest money order office. Parochial School, Miss Emma Dale, mistress

Bell Sampson, farmer, The Hall
Birch Jeremiah, farmer
Decks John, farmer
Fenton John, farmer
Gooch John, carpenter & shopkeeper
Hagreen John, blacksmith
Hammond William, bootmaker
Herbert Nunn, farmer
Mortlock John, bootmaker
Murkin James, shopkeeper
Nunn (Misses), milliners
Palmer Edward, Bull inn, & tailor
Pask Joseph, gardener
Phillips Charles, farmer
Plummer Henry, poulterer
Ruse Stephen, miller
Seeley Timothy, farmer
Siinkin James, farmer
Sparrow George, farmer
Tricker Robert, farmer
Wallis Robert, beer retailer
Wright Robert, Cock's Head, & dealer in bran & pollard

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