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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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KESSINGLAND is a large and important village and parish, 5 miles south from Lowestoft station, 8 north-east from Beccles, 7 cast from Wangford, and 8 from Southwold, in the Mutford and Lothingland incorporation and hundred, rural deanery of Lothingland, county court district of Lowestoft, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk. The church of St. Edmund is an old building, with a very handsome and lofty square tower containing 5 bells: it consists of a nave and chancel in ruins, and a porch on the south side: the church contains a richly ornamented font, the eight sides of which are deeply recessed, and in each niche is placed the figure of a saint. The register dates from 1603. The living is a vicarage, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and held by the Rev. D. G. Norris. The tithes are commuted at 405 per annum, with 25 acres of glebe land, and the preferment has been further augmented in value by the erection of a substantial parsonage-house, built at the sole expense of the present incumbent. A considerable sum has been bequeathed for the repairs of the church. The Wesleyans have a chapel here. The coastguard have a station on the beach. This was anciently a place of considerable importance, having a weekly market, on Tuesday, and a fair on the 20th of November. The sea, however, is making its encroachments upon the land: a piece of ground known as the 'Sea Row,' a place thickly populated, was swept away about thirty yean since by the action of the waves: two walls were then standing, which remained like turrets in the sand. The soil is a blue clay, and the subsoil sand. John Morse, Esq., is lord of the manor. There are a few small charities, and an allotment of land, the rent of which is expended in coals and given to the poor. The population in 1861 was 872, and the area is 1,601 acres.
Parish Clerk, Shadrach Newson.
POST OFFICE. John Wright, receiver. Letters arrive, per mail cart, from Wangford at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7 p.m. Wrentham is the nearest money order office
Coastguard Station, Beach, Mr. Fredk. Harris, commander
CONVEYANCE.' Morning Star' coach, from Southwold to Lowestoft, passes through on monday, Wednesday & Saturday at 9.45 a.m. returning same days
CARRIERS pass through daily

Crowfoot Edward, esq. Manor house
Hope Henry, esq
Norris Rev. Dennis George [vicar]
Stevenson Rev. David [curate]

Allen Robert, shopkeeper
Beane Francis, farmer
Brock Wm. plumber, painter & glazier
Brydges James, school
Catchpole Henry, beer retailer
Chipperfield Daniel, Queen's Head, & butcher
Cooper Charles, farmer
Crowfoot Mary (Miss), farmer
Cunningham Thos. carpenter & shopkeeper
Davie David, farmer
Davie John, farmer
Diver Owen Albert, shopkeeper
Edwards John, harness maker
Fisk Robert, tailor
Fiske Robert, farmer
Harris Frederick, coastguard officer
Hope Henry, surgeon
Mallett George, shoe maker
Mallett Samuel, baker & carpenter
Marjorom Charles, farmer
Owles John, farmer
Potts Francis Barnes, farmer
Rix Robert, bricklayer
Sadd Thomas, farmer
Smith William, blacksmith
Tripp James, shoe maker
Turner Thomas, King's Head
Watereon Susan (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Woolnough James, shopkeeper
Youngman Benjamin, farmer

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