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History of Suffolk - Levington 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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LEVINGTON is a village and parish, in Colneis hundred, Woodbridge union and county court district, rural deanery of Colneis. archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, pleasantly situated on the banks of the navigable river Orwell, 7 miles south from Woodbridge, and 5 south-east from lpswich station. The church of St. Peter is a brick building, with nave, chancel, and a tower. The living is a rectory, consolidated with Nacton; the tithes are commuted for £296 4s. 10d., in the gift of the trustees of the late Lady Harland, and held by the Rev. Harry Edgell, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. There are almshouses for six persons, three of Nacton and three of Levington, founded by Sir Robert Hitcham in the year 1636.
George Tomline, Esq., M.P. (who is lord of the manor) and Rear-Admiral Sir George Nathaniel Broke Middleton, Bart., C.B., are the principal landowners. The soil is sandy & the subsoil, sand and crag, used for manuring the land. The crops are wheat and barley. The population in 1861 was 228, and the area is 1,098 acres. Parish Clerk, Robert Hughes.
POST OFFICE.—John Woolner, postmaster. Letters arrive from Ipswich at 7.15 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m. by mail cart. Ipswich is the nearest money order office
CARRIER TO IPSWICH—William Punt, tuesday, thursday & Saturday
Robinson Thomas, esq. Levington hall

Cook Isaac, joiner
Dawson John, farmer, Stratton lull
Keer William, farmer
Pearce Mary (Mrs.), Ship
Punt William, shopkeeper
Ralph James, shopkeeper
Wells Joseph, farmer


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