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    Polstead Babergh Hundred

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    Polstead Public Houses

    Polstead 1865 Post Office Directory

    POLSTEAD is a village and parish, in the union of Cosford, hundred of Babergh, county court district of Hadleigh, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Sudbury, and diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 3 miles north-north-east from Nayland, and 5 west-south-west from Hadleigh station. The church of St. Mary, situated in Polstead Park, is a very ancient building, chiefly in the Early Norman style of architecture, having a stone spire with 6 bells. Earliest date of register, 1538. The living is a rectory, yearly value 880, with residence, in the gift of St. John's College, Oxford, and held by the Rev. James Coyte, of Caius College, Cambridge. There is a boys' and girls' school, supported by the rector and subscriptions. A fair is held on Polstead Green on the Wednesday after July 16; it continues for two days. Charles Tyrell, Esq., is lord of the manor. Here is a Primitive Methodist chapel. The population in 1861 was 922, and the area is 3,402 acres.
    Parish Clerk, William Baalham.
    POST OFFICE.—William Baalham, postmaster. Letters through Colchester, arrive at 5.40 a.m.; dispatched at 7.25 p.m. Boxford is the nearest money order office
    Charity School, Miss Mary Ann Hickman, mistress
    CARRIER.—William Mann, to Ipswich, monday & friday; to Sudbury, tuesday & Saturday

    Coyte Rev. James [rector]

    COMMERCIAL.
    Baalham Ann (Mrs.), carpenter
    Baalliam Wm. shopkeeper, & post office
    Barton Samuel, grocer
    Bedford Thomas, wheelwright
    Beeston Jonathan, shopkeeper & wheelwright
    Bloomfleld John, farmer
    Bouttell Phoebe (Mrs.), farmer & landowner
    Cocksedge Charles,Shoulder of Mutton
    Day Daniel, butcher
    Day William, poulterer
    Drake Thomas, blacksmith
    Dyer Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer
    Eppleford Edward, beer retailer
    Everett Isaac, farmer
    Everett Susan (Mrs.), farmer
    Everett Thomas William, farmer
    Green John, farmer
    Green William, farmer
    Grimsey Joseph, Cock, & farmer
    Groves Joseph, shoe maker
    Holbrow Robert, shoe maker
    Humphrey Mary (Mrs.), farmer
    King John, miller
    Lilley Samuel, beer retailer & grocer
    Mnnn William, farmer
    Mills William, farmer
    Munson John, shoe maker
    Richardson Joseph, shoe maker & farmer
    Stow James, shoe maker
    Taylor Charles Arthur, farmer
    Taylor Henry, farmer
    Tomkins Abraham, farmer
    Tomkins — (exors. of), farmer
    Tricker William, beer retailer

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