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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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NORTH COVE is a small village and parish, 5 miles south-west from
Mutford station, a mile south of the navigable Waveney, and 2 ½ miles south-east
from Bcccles, in the hundred, union and rural deanery of Wangford, Beccles
county court district, and Norwich diocese, East Suffolk. The church of St.
Botolph is nn ancient building, with thatched roof and a tower. The living is a
rectory, with that of Willingham annexed; the tithes have been commuted for £396
per annum, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held by the Rev. Richard
Gooch, M.A.; the Rev. Thomas P. Wadley, is the curate. Antiquities and Roman
remains have been found in this parish, on Wade Hall Farm, where there is also
the site of an ancient moated hall. North Cove Hall, the seat of William
Everitt, Esq., is an ancient building, commanding an extensive view. There is a
Wesleyan chapel, a neat building. The only charity is about £4, derived from the
rent of parish land, and distributed once a year in coals, etc., to the poor.
The Rev. Sir Charles Clarke, Bart., M.A., is lord of the manor. The population
in 1861 was 200, and the area is 1,242 acres; gross rental, £1,430.
Letters through Beccles, which is also the nearest money order office
Everitt William, esq. North Cove hall
Wadley Rev. Thomas Proctor [curate]
Bloomfield Mary (Mrs.), farmer
Brock Oliver, farmer
Candler Robert, farmer
Goffin William, wheelwright
Huke James, shopkeeper
Snell William, Three Horseshoes