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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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LAKENHEATH is a parish and large village, formerly a market town, in Mildenhall union and county court district, Lockford hundred, Fordham rural deanery, Sudbury archdeaconry, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 2 miles south from Lakenheath station, 86 ½ from London, 5 west from Bandon, 6 north-east from Mildenhall, and within 2 miles of the Little Ouse river navigation, situated on a slight acclivity, surrounded by warrens of great extent, and commanding a most extensive view of the country around.
The church (St. Mary) is an ancient edifice, to which a new roof has been added, and the interior repaired; also a new doorway, constructed at the western entrance: it has a tower and 5 bells, and a lofty leaden spire, nave, chancel, with north and south aisles. The present register dates from 1706, the books containing the earlier ones having been burnt. The living is a vicarage, annual value £130, in the gilt of the Dean and Chapter of Ely, and held by the Rev. William Smart Prout, B.A. There is a Wesleyan chapel, also one for Baptists and one for Independents. There are also two Free schools, one endowed by George Goward, Esq., for 30 boys, and the other for 11 boys, endowed by Mr. Evans and Mr. Kitchiner; there is a competent master for each, the former receiving £40 per annum, and the latter £16 per annum. Here are clay and sand pits and limekilns. The soil is light and sandy, with a large portion of fen on the west, and has nearly 3,000 acres of open rabbit warren, 2,400 in the occupation of Mr. Phipps, and 250 acres occupied by Mr. Flack. The greater part of the land belongs to William Graham Eagle, Esq. There used to be a market held for the sale of corn, the farmers meeting weekly at the Bell inn, but it is now discontinued. There is a fair for cattle and toys, held on the first Thursday after Midsummer Day. The population in 1801 was 1,797; the area is 10,550 acres.
UNDLEY is a small hamlet, a mile west. Undley Hall is here situated.
Parish Clerk, Joseph Morley.
POST & MONEY ORDER OFFICE & POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK. — William Household, postmaster.
Letters received from Mildenhall at 7.40 a.m.; dispatched at 6.30 p.m
Liverpool & London & Globe, Samuel Williams
Norwich Fire & Life, William Household
Goward's Free, John Edmund Fletcher, master
Evans & Kitchiner's Free, John Rolph, master
CARRIERS TO BURY.—Samuel Williams & William Bowers, every Wednesday & Saturday

Chamberlain Mr. John
Edwards Frederick, esq
Howard James, esq
Prout Rev.Williain Smart, B.A. [vicarJ
Wright Rev. George [Baptist]


Adcock Christopher. brewer & beer retailer
Allsop Henry, farmer
Allsop John, Plough
Allsop William, farmer
Barber John, farmer
Barker George, saddler & harness maker
Bowers Charles, butcher
Brown Francis, farmer
Brown John, baker & confectioner
Brunneys Sarah & Eliza (Misses), dress makers
Capp Elizabeth (Mrs.), school
Cash George, boot & shoe maker
Cash Robert.boot & shoe maker & farmer
Cash Robt. (Mrs.), straw bonnet maker
Cash Roper, farmer
Clark William, farmer
Coleby John, farmer, Sedge farm
Coleman Charles, farmer
Coleman James, farmer
Coleman James, Chequers, & farmer
Congreve Thomas, farmer
Cossey William, farmer
Cracknell William, farmer
Crow William, farmer
Edwards Frederick, farmer
Fiucliain Edward, shopkeeper
Fincham Joseph, wheelwright
Fincham Peter, Sedge Sheaf, & farmer, Sedge fen
Fincham William, Bell commercial inn, & farmer
Flack John, former, Sedge farm
Flack Simon, farmer
Flack Walter, farmer
Flack William, farmer
Foster Maria & Son, boot & shoe makers
Foster Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Fuller Robert, wheelwright
Gathercole John, baker
Gathercole Richard, farmer, Sandpits
Gathercole William, farmer
Gayton Richard, farmer
Greenacre Richard, farmer
Halls Josiah, miller
Hammond William, hair dresser
Harding George, farmer
Harding Robert, beer retailer
Harwin Francis, butcher
Hazel George, farmer, Decoy farm
Horrex Francis, boot & shoe maker
Houchen James, tailor
Household William, grocer, draper, ironmonger, farmer & postmaster

Howard James, farmer & landowner
Kemmence Harry, Bull
Kersey Ambrose Charles, tailor
King Charles, farmer. Decoy farm
King Cyril, Green Dragon, & farmer
Marrett Chas. Edward, draper & grocer
Miller Matthew, farmer
Miller Thomas, boot & shoe maker
Miller William Elven, farmer
Morley Philip k Son, grocers, drapers & tailors
Neave John, saddler & harness maker
Negus Selina(Mrs.), shopkeeper
Norton Robert, Anchor
Palmer Henry, farmer
Palmer John, farmer, Mill road
Palmer Robert, farmer, Fen
Parsons George, bricklayer
Pawsey George Dunthorn, veterinary surgeon
Payne William, blacksmith & farmer
Peachey Edmund, farmer
Pcachey Roper, farmer
Pells Fanny (Mrs.), stationer
Pells John, falconer
Pensou Thomas, cattle dealer
Phipps Ebenezer, farmer & warrener, Warren lodge
Presland John, wheelwright
Rolph Charles, bricklayer
Rolph Evans, High Bridge House, & farmer
Rolph James, farmer
Rolph James, Half Moon
Rolph James, wheelwright
Rolph John, farmer
Rolph John, sen. farmer
Rolph Peter, farmer
Rolph William, farmer
Rutterford Adam, coal merchant & farmer
Sawyer Henry, plumber, painter & glazier
Scott Joseph, corn & seed merchant
Sizer James, wheelwright
Sizer Joseph, blacksmith
Smith James, shopkeeper
Smith John, grocer & draper
Smith Mary Ann (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Sturton Elizabeth (Miss), day school
Trudgett James, miller
Tuffs Peter, jun. farmer
Tufts Peter, sen. farmer
Waddelow Thomas, farmer, Undley
Wainwright Alfred, farmer, Undley hall
Williams Samuel, grocer & farmer
Wretham William, blacksmith

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