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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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ONEHOUSE is a small parish of scattered houses, in Stow hundred, union, county court district, and rural deanery, .Suffolk archdeaconry, and Norwich diocese, West Suffolk, 2 miles west-by-north from Stowmarket station. The church of St. John is a small plain building of flint and brick: it consists of nave, chancel, and curious circular tower, in which is 1 bell: the chancel windows are filled with stained gloss: there is an ancient and curious stone font. The register dates from 1552. The living is a rectory, annual value 200, with 34 acres of glebe and residence, In the gift of Robert John Pettiwanl, Esq., and held by the Rev. Thomas Massingberd Pyke, M.A., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. There is a small village school. Stowmarket Union Workhouse is in this parish: it is a commodious building of red brick, occupying an elevated position between this village and Stowmarket. The principal landowners are Robert John Pettiward, Esq., of Finborough Hall, who is lord of the manor, and Capt. John Garnham. The soil is of a mixed kind, clay and loamy. The population in 1861 was 336, including the inmates of the union, and the area is 808 acres.
Parish Clerk, William Greengrass.
Letters through Stowmarket, which is also the nearest money order office
Stowmarket Union Workhouse, John Henry Heigham, esq. chairman; Edward Peter Archer, esq. clerk; Rev. William M. Townsend,chaplain; James Wiggins, master; Mrs. Hannah Wiggins, matron School, Miss Elizabeth Stearn, mistress
Matthew William, esq. Onehouse lodge
Pyke Rev. Thomas Massingberd, M.A. Rectory

Edwards Edward, shopkeeper
Groom Spencer, farmer, Star farm
Martin John, miller
Matthew Josiah, farmer, The Hall
Matthew Samuel, farmer
Pollard James, bricklayer
Riley James, Shepherd & Dog, & maltster
Stedman Robert, farmer
Welham Henry, blacksmith

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