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History of Suffolk - Nowton 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865. & in 1844

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NOWTON is a small neat village and parish, in the hundred, union, and rural deanery of Thingoe, county court district of Bury St. Edmund's, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 2 miles south from Bury station. The church of St. Peter is a neat building, with 6 bells, nave and chancel; was enlarged and repewed in 1843, at the cost of H.J. Oakes, Esq., and J. H. Porteus Oakes, Esq. The living is a rectory, valued in 1835 at 314, in the gift of the Marquis of Bristol, and held by the Rev. Hervey Aston Adamson Oakes, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. Mr. Oakes supports a small school here for the instruction of poor children. The population in 1861 was 186, and the area is about 1,157 acres. The mansion of Nowton Court is the residence of Henry James Oakes, Esq., D.L., who is also lord of the manor.
Parish Clerk, William Clark.
Letters through Bury St. Edmund's, which is the nearest money order office
Free School, Miss Maria Bloomiield, mistress
Bailey Newman Lcsingham, esq. The Briars
Oakes Henry James, esq. D.L.Nowton ct
Oakes James Henry Porteus, esq. D.L. Nowton court
Standly Mrs. Nowton cottage

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Blake William Gage, farmer, Hall
Boreham John Payne, farmer
Clarke George Daniel, relieving officer & registrar of births & deaths for the Rougham district
Foulger William, shopkeeper
Vero William, boot & shoe maker


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