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History of Suffolk - Old Newton 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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OLD NEWTON is a village and parish, in Stow hundred, union, county court district, and rural deanery, Suffolk archdeaconry, and Norwich diocese, West Suffolk, one mile east from Haughley junction, 84 miles from London, 15 from Ipswich, and 2 from Stowmarket. The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure, in the Elizabethan style, with porch, chancel, and square tower containing 5 bells. The register commences in 1653. The living is a vicarage, tithes commuted at £168 14s., with residence and pleasure grounds, in the gift of the Church Patronage Society, and held by the Rev. Hugh Thomas, M.A., of Magdalen College, Cambridge. The rectorial tithes are commuted for £414 per annum, and are in the possession of G. Falkner, Esq., of London. The town lands are between 4 and 5 acres. Dagworth Hall, now a farm, is in the most picturesque part of the village. G. Tomline, Esq., M. P., is lord of the manor. Part of this parish lies in other manors. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel. Linen is woven here. The produce of the soil is principally wheat, barley, oats, and hops. The population in 1861 was 718; the parish is very straggling, and contains 2,348 acres.
CROSS GREEN lies to the west.
Parish Clerk, William Hutton.
POST OFFICE.óJohn Clamp, receiver. Letters received from Stowmarket at 9 a.m. & dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Stowmarket
INSURANCE AGENT.óLiverpool if London & Globe, John Clamp
Assistant Overseer, Jeremiah Farrow
Thomas Rev. Hugh, M.A. Vicarage

COMMERCIAL.
Baker Francis, farmer & miller, Dagworth house
Baker John, farmer
Baxter James, blacksmith & grocer
Carr James, blacksmith
Clabon John, blacksmith
Clamp John, grocer
Clarke John, poulterer
Coleby (Mrs.), farmer
Davey Samuel, farmer
Diaper Jonathan, shoe maker
Fairs George, boot & shoe maker
Farrow Jeremiah, farmer & assistant overseer
Francis Robert, bricklayer
Harvey James, farmer
Jannings Robert, farmer
Kersey Ann (Mrs.), farmer
Lankester William, farmer & landowner, hop grower, & brick & tile maker, Bridge farm
Mayhew George, farmer & landowner
Nottidge Ralph Clarke, farmer & landowner
Newson Alfred, farmer & landowner
Nunn Thomas, farmer & landowner
Roper Henry, miller
Steggall John, farmer
Steggall Philip, miller
Thurston Richard, Shoulder of Mutton, & wheelwright
Turner John, farmer, Newton hall
Turner Philip, farmer & landowner
Watling William, farmer
Wicks Edmund, rake maker
Woodward Thomas, farmer & landowner, White hall


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