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    History of Suffolk - Rougham 1865

    Post Office Directory of 1865.

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    ROUGHAM is a parish and village, in Thedwestry hundred and rural deanery, Thingoe union, Bury St. Edmund's county court district, Sudbury archdeaconry, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, one mile and a half south from Thurston station on the Bury and Ipswich line, a branch of the Great Eastern Railway, 92 miles from London, and 4 east-by-south from Bury St. Edmund's. The church of St. Mary is a large handsome building, with a tower and 5 bells, nave, aisles, chancel, porch and font, and contains an ancient monument of Sir Roger Drury and his lady, who died in 1400 and 1405, and are interred beneath a flat stone, adorned with their figures in brass. The register dates from about the middle of the sixteenth century. The living is a rectory, and has a yearly rent-charge of £850 in lieu of tithes, with residence, in the gift of Philip Bennet, Esq., and held by the Rev. Morton Shaw, M.A., of Brasenose College, Oxford. The Baptists have a chapel here. Here is a Free school, endowed with £50 yearly, and house for the master. Rougham Hall, the property and seat of Philip Bennet, Esq.. D.L., is a magnificent mansion of brick, in the Gothic and Elizabethan styles of architecture, with lofty towers at the east and west wings, and handsome Gothic portico entrance in the east front: it stands in an extensive and well wooded park, containing some of the finest oaks in the county. There are also several other neat residences in this parish. The soil is sandy and loamy; subsoil, clay and gravel. The chief crops are wheat, oats, barley, and beans, and green crops generally. The principal landowner is Philip Bennet, Esq., who owns the manor. The population in 1861 was 988, and the area is 3,840 acres.
    Parish Clerk, Robert Melton.
    POST OFFICE.—John Levett, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Bury St. Edmund's, which is the nearest money order office, at 6.30 a.m.; dispatched at 7.30 p.m.
    INSURANCE AGENT.— Western Life, William Clifford
    Free School, John Levett, jun., master
    Private Residents
    Bennet Philip, esq, D.L. Hall
    Bennet Capt Philip, Hall
    Bennet Ralph, esq
    Bevan Robert esq, Rookery
    Nunn George, esq, Elder House
    Roper Mrs Rougham place
    Shaw Rev Morton, M.A. Rectory

    Abraham Isaac, farmer
    Bennett William, boot maker
    Bond James, Bennets Arms
    Burroughs James, shopkeeper
    Clark Henry, wheelwright
    Corbell Robert, farmer
    Cornish George, farmer
    Drake John, butcher
    Drake Walter, farmer
    Edgar Richard, farmer
    Elmer William, farmer
    Gladwell Michael, plumber
    Hayward Charles, farmer
    Hayward Robert, farmer
    King Francis, miller
    Last James, gardener
    Last Joshua, shoe maker
    Levett Catherine (Mrs), farmer
    Levett John, blacksmith
    Levett John, jun. assistant overseer
    Levett Robert, farmer
    Manning John, farmer
    Marriott William, blacksmith
    Melton Robert, beer retailer
    Mortlock Mary (Mrs.), farmer
    Nice John, shopkeeper
    Nunn Frederic, farmer
    Olle Frances (Mrs.), beer retailer
    Parish Thomas, blacksmith
    Race John, farmer
    Ransom Robert, wheelwright
    Sturgeon James, farmer

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:15:18 GMT