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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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METFIELD is a large village and parish, in Hoxne hundred, union and rural deanery, county court district of Harleston, Suffolk archdeaconry, Norwich diocese, East Suffolk, 5 miles south-east from Harleston railway station, and 7 north-west from Halesworth. The church of St. John is an old building, with square tower containing 3 bells, nave and chancel: in the interior is an ancient carved font. The parish register dates from the year 1540. The living is a donative, annual value £11, with 45 acres of glebe, and a handsome residence, in the gift of the parishioners, and held by the Rev. Thomas Joseph Brereton, B.A., of Christ Church, Oxford. The Rev. J. N. Micklethwait is the impropriator of the tithes, commuted at a rent-charge of £380 4s. 8d. The National School is endowed with £16, and is supported chiefly by the parishioners. The land is a mixed soil, and belongs to different proprietors. The lady of the manor is Mrs. Rayley, of Southwold, who owns an estate here, called Metfield Hall. There are small charities, which are distributed amongst the poor. The chief crops are wheat, barley, beans, turnips, and pasture. The population in 1861 was 663, and the area is 2,162 acres, including a large common. The gross value is £3,452 12s. 6d., and the rateable value £2,980 10s.
Parish Clerk, William Kemp.
POST OFFICE.—Frederick Betts, sub-postmaster. Letters from Harleston arrive at 9 a.m.; dispatched at 4.15 p.m. Harleston is its nearest money order office
INSURANCE AGENT.—Liverpool & London & Globe, T. Barratt
National School, John Whympree Martin, master; Mrs. Mary Martin, mistress
Cock Mrs. Metfield cottage
Dowgan James, esq
Godbold Mrs
More Mrs. Mary
More Mrs. William

Aldous William, pig dealer
Baxter Edward, Huntsman & Hounds
Betts Frederic, grocer, tea dealer, draper & funeral furnisher
Brown Joseph, farmer
Butcher James, grocer & linen draper
Button John, farmer
Collins Emma (Miss), day school
Collins Samuel, bricklayer
Dowgan James, surgeon
Eastaugh.John, carpenter & builder
Eastaugh William, boot & shoe maker
Edwards Alfred, farmer
Edwards Arthur, tailor
Fisher James Gibbon, farmer
Flaxman James, jun. farmer
Freeman James, machine owner
Freeman William, farmer
Freeston Frederick, farmer
Godbold Edward, brick maker & farmer
Godbold George, jun. miller & farmer
Groom Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper
Hatlon William, farmer
Hurry John, gardener
Keable John, farmer
Kemp William, pork butcher
Lambert Jonathan, farmer
Meen John & Robert, millers
Miller James, miller
More Clement, farmer, Metfield hall
Moss Frederick, boot & shoe maker
Nunn Robert, farmer
Poppy Charles, beer retailer
Poppy Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
Poppy Robert, farmer
Riches John, boot Si shoe maker
Riches William, farmer
Rumsey James, farmer
Rusted Richard, pig dealer
Self William, wheelwright
Squire John, pork butcher
Squire William, beer retailer, shopkeeper & harness maker
Squire William, jun. harness maker
Wiles Robert, wheelwright
Wilkinson Hustings, farmer
Wilkinson John, blacksmith
Woods William, pig dealer &c

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