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Post Office Directory of 1865.
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SOUTH COVE is a parish and agricultural village, not far from the
sea, in Blything hundred and union, county court district of Halesworth, East
Suffolk, 3 ¾ miles north-by-west from Southwold. The church of St. Lawrence is
an old building, with thatched roof, and square tower containing 1 bell. The
register dates from the year 1722. The living is a vicarage, annual value £270,
with residence, in the gift of Sir Edward S. Gooch, Bart., and held by the Rev
Charles John Gooch; the curate is the Rev. William Robert Henry Brown. Sir E. S.
Gooch, Bart., is lord of the manor. The charities amount to £12 3s. 4d.
annually, which is expended in coals for the poor. There is a Sunday school.
Here are clay pits. The area is 1,214 acres; population, 187.
Parish Clerk, John Beamish.
Letters received through Wangford. The nearest money| order office is at Wrentham .
Candler Stephen, farmer
Gray William, farmer
Harrod William, Five Bells
Keen Robert, farmer
Martin James, farmer
Pipe Benjamin, farmer