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History of Suffolk - Ringsfield 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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RINGSFIELD is a village and parish, in the hundred, union, and rural deanery of Wangford, county court district of Beccles, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 2 miles south-south-west from Beccles. The church of All Saints is an ancient building, with a tower and thatched roof, and has 2 bells; the interior is very neat, and is filled with elaborately carved oak pews and pulpit. The living is a rectory, with that of Little Redisham annexed, joint annual value 550, with residence, in the gift of E. Staples, Esq., and held by the Rev. Robert Whiting, M.A., of St. John's College, Cambridge. The population in 1861 was 324, and the area is 1,666 acres.
LITTLE REDISHAM was anciently a separate parish. The ruins of the church are enclosed with a wooden fence in a field near The Hall, which is the seat of John Lewis Garden, Esq. (lord of the manor): it is n modern building, commanding extensive views. There is an Independent chapel. Letters through Beccles, which is the nearest money order office
School, Mrs. Bayfeild, mistress

Garden John Lewis, esq. Little Redisham hall
Pierson Mr. Robert
Whiting Rev. Robert, M.A. Rectory
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Benns Philip, farmer
Bezant James, blacksmith
Calver Daniel, boot & shoe maker
Calver Manning, bricklayer
Chason Albert, farmer
Dowe Brothers, farmers
Dowe Daniel, farmer
Ebbs William, farmer
Freeman William, farmer
Holland Robert, farmer
Jordan Robert, farmer
Mobbs Robert, carpenter
Money & Chandler, farmers
Newman Thomas, farmer
Norman William, wheelwright
Page William, farmer
Pratt Philip, boot & shoe maker
Spratchett William. Three Horseshoes
Spurgeon Amos, farmer

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