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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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LINDSEY is a small village, and parish, 4 ½ miles north-west from
Hadleigh station, and 6 ½ east from Lavenham in Cosford hundred and union,
Hadleigh county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry or Sudbury, and
diocese of Ely, West Suffolk. The church of St. Peter is an ancient structure,
in the Norman style. The living is a perpetual curacy, value £110, in the gift
of King's College, Cambridge, now vacant. James Sparke, Esq., of Bury St.
Edmund's, is lord of the manor. The annual value of the charities of this parish
is 15s. Ravens Hall, an ancient mansion, is now a neat residence; on the estate
there is an extensive manufactory for bricks, tiles, drain pipe etc. There is a
small Baptist chapel. The population in 1861 was 316. The land is good in
general, or which there is 1,246 acres, principally arable.
ROSE GREEN is half a mile south-west.
Parish Clerk, Joshua Clifford.
Letters through Kersey. Boxford is the nearest money order office
Matthew John, esq. Ravens hall
Allen Charles, White Rose
Arthey Emily(Mrs.),farmer. Lindsey hall
Arthey Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Arthey Vincent, beer retailer
Clifford John, farmer
Clifford Joshua, shoe maker
Cousens Thomas, farmer
Fenner — (Mrs.), grocer
Gage Thomas, farmer
Matthew John, farmer, corn merchants, & brick & tile manufacturer, Ravens hall
Price William, farmer
Raynham Robert, farmer
Raynham Walter, farmer
Risby —, farmer
Tricker Zachariah, boot maker
Underwood George, blacksmith
Willis Robert, tailor
Worters Benjamin, farmer