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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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LACKFORD is a parish, near the river Lark, in Thingoe hundred and
union, Bury St. Edmund's county court district, rural deanery of Fordham,
archdeaconry of Sudbury, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 62 miles from London, and
6 north-west-by-north from Bury St. Edmund's. The church of St. Lawrence is a
small thatched building; has nave, aisle, chancel, tower with 1 bell and porch.
The living is a rectory, valued in 1835 at £320, with residence and 26 acres of
glebe land, in the gift of the trustees of the late Sir C. E. Kent, Bart., and
held by the Rev. Thomas Thurford Siely, M.A., of Caius College, Cambridge.
There are Day and Sunday schools, partly endowed. The soil is light mid sandy,
and the subsoil, clay. The Rev. James Holden is the sole landowner, and the
whole is occupied by Mr. George Gayford and Mr. Gordon Locke. The crops are
wheat, barley, and oats. There are rabbit warrens. The population in 1861 was
197, and the area is 2,243 acres.
Letters through Bury St. Edmund's, which is also the nearest money order office
Rev. Thomas Thurford Siely, M.A. [rector]
Gayford George, farmer
Hammond John, shopkeeper
Locke Gordon, farmer
Southgate Wm. bailiff to Rev. J. Holden