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    History of Suffolk - Redlingfield 1865

    Post Office Directory of 1865.

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    REDLINGFIELD is a village and parish, in Hartismere hundred, union, and rural deanery, Eye county court district, Suffolk archdeaconry, and Norwich diocese, West Suffolk, 7 miles east from Finningham station, and 3 south-by-east from Eye. The church, an old building without a tower, was formerly a chapel to a Benedictine nunnery, founded here in 1120, and in a hole in the south wall are a swarm of bees that followed the corpse of Mrs. Cracknell, of this place, above 40 years ago, where they have remained ever since.
    The oldest register has been destroyed ; that now in existence dates from 1740. The living is a perpetual curacy, gross annual value 71 5s. per annum, in the gift of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart., of Flixton, near Bungay, and held by the Rev, Charles Notly, B.D., of St. John's College. Cambridge, head master of the Grammar school at Eye. The land is a rich loam, and is principally the property of Sir Robert Shnfto Adair, Bart., who is lord of the manor and impropriator of the tithes, commuted in 1830 at 208 per annum; but there are a few other landed proprietors, namely, George Barber, Esq., of Norwich; Charles Clarke, Esq.; Thomas Kerry, Esq., of Denham, near Eye; and Edgar Chenery, Esq., of Eye. The charities arise from land, which lets for 60 per annum, which is applied for the use of the poor, repairs of the church, etc. The population in 1861 was 203, and the area is 1,075 acres; the gross rental is 1,608 l5s.6d., and the rateable value 1,545 10s.
    Parish Clerk, William Gaisford Rowe.
    Letters received through Eye by foot post every day except Monday. Eye is also the nearest money order office post office savings bank

    Barnes John, farmer
    Cracknell George, assistant overseer, Wash farm
    Cracknell John, farmer
    Cracknell John, farmer, Wash
    Cracknell Rachael (Miss), dressmaker
    Cracknell Walter, farmer, Red house
    Harvey James, Crown
    Howes Alfred, blacksmith & wheelwright
    Johnson Francis, farmer
    Notley George, farmer, The Hall
    Pike Isaac, farmer
    Taylor Rosier, shopkeeper
    Wardley William, farmer
    Whitbread John, farmer
    Woods Isaac, miller, & at Eye

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:15:01 GMT