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History of Suffolk - Shimpling 1865

Post Office Directory of 1865.

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SHIMPLING (otherwise SHIMPLINGTHORNE) is a village and parish, in Babergh hundred, Sudbury union, county court district, rural deanery, and archdeaconry, diocese of Ely, West Suffolk, 7 ½ miles north from Sudbury station, 7 ½ south from Bury St. Edmund's, and 4 ½ west-north-west from Lavenham. The church of St. George is a plain structure, with side aisle, tower, and 5 hells: a memorial window was erected in 1864, by Miss Hallifax, as a memento to her late sister. The register dates from 1538. The living is a rectory, tithes commuted at £600 in 1837, in the patronage of, and held by, the Rev. Augustus Charles Hope Bolton, M.A. Chadacre Hall, the seat of Miss Hallifax (lady of the manor), is a modern mansion, situated in a park within half a mile of the village. The Thorne is a good mansion, half a mile from the village. The population in 1861 was 600, and the area is 2,698 acres. Parish Clerk, Henry Bailey
Letters through Bnry St Edmund's. Melford is the nearest money order office
CARRIER TO BORY.—John Hunt, Wednesday & Saturday

Bolton Rev. Augustus Charles Hope, M.A. [rector]
Hallifax Miss, Chadacre hall
Bruce George, blacksmith
Butcher Samuel, miller
Carter George, miller & farmer
Claydon Samuel, baker & farmer
Crossman John, farmer
Gosling Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Gifford's farm
Hammond Philip, shoe maker
Hale James, carpenter
Hunt John, postmaster & carrier
Jarvis Robert, farmer
Large James, farmer
Rampling William, shopkeeper
Ruffell Samuel, collector
Sparke Lucy (Mrs.), beer retailer
Vickers Frederick, Bush
Weybrew George, Parker, farmer & maltster



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