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    History of Suffolk - Metfield 1865

    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

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:12:40 GMT