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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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MICKFIELD is a smoll village and parish, 6 ½ miles north-cast from
Stowmarket statiou, 13 north from Ipswich, and 3 south-west from Debenham, in
Bosmere and Claydon union and hundred, county court district of Stowmarket,
rural deanery of Bosmere, Suffolk archdeaconry, Norwich diocese, East Suffolk.
The church of St. Andrew is a small
Gothic building, with chancel, and square tower faced with flint stones, and will accommodate 200 persons. The register commences in 1602. The living is a rectory, annual
value £400, with residence, in the gilt of, and held by, the Rev. Malty ward Simpson, B.A. There are charities of £25 per annum, which are applied for the use of the church and the relief of the poor. Rear-Admiral Sir G. N. Broke Middleton, Bart., C.B.,and Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart., of Flixton, near Bungay, are lords of the two manors of which this parish forms a part. The principal landed proprietors are Captain William John Christie, of London, W. Perrv, Esq., R. Dalton and Brothers. John Edwards, Esq., of Mickfield, and others. The population in 1861 was 250; the area, 1,200 acres. The rateable value £2,120.
Parish Clerk, Robert Barker.
Letters received through Stonham by foot post, which is the nearest money order office and savings bank
Simpson Rev. Maltyward, B.A., J.P.
[rector], The Rectory
Beecroft Henry, boot & shoe maker
Cockscdge James, farmer
Cousens Susannah (Mrs.), farmer
Edwards John, farmer & landowner
Cowing David, farmer, The Hall
Hammond John, farmer
Hubbard George, Three Horseshoes, & blacksmith
Percy Charles, farmer
Pipe William, former
Taylor Isaac, wheelwright, shopkeeper
& beer retailer
Woods Lydia (Mrs.), farmer
Woods Thomas, farmer & overseer