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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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Leavenheath is a hamlet, formerly a chapelry, now a district
ecclesiastical parish, standing in four parishes, but principally in the parish
of Stoke-by-Nayland, in Babergh hundred, Sudbury union, rural deanery and
archdeaconry, and Ely diocese, West Suffolk, 4 ½ miles north-east from Bures
station. The church is a neat structure, having 1 bell. The date of register,
1863. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £136, in the gift of the vicar of
Stoke-by-Nayland, and held by the Rev Wilmot Guy, M.A., of St Peters College,
Cambridge. There are a few farmhouses and cottages, and there is a National
school. The population is 520.
Letters through Sudbury. Nayland is the nearest money order office.
National School, Mrs Elizabeth Cousins, mistress
Bryan Rev Wilmot Guy, M.A.
Biggs William, shoe maker
Butcher John, farmer
Cousins John, farmer
Crooks John, farmer
Dyer Daniel, farmer
Finch Robert, miller
Gordon Daniel, Plough
Hawlkins William, Red Lion, & carpenter, wheelwright & blacksmith
Howes Thomas, shoe maker
Mortimer Mary Ann (Mrs), Hare & Hounds
Parsons Charles jun, farmer
Stow Joshua, farmer
Stow Samuel, farmer
Tomkins Martha (Mrs), farmere