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    History of Suffolk - Wickham Skeith 1865

    Post Office Directory of 1865.

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    WICKHAM SKEITH is a parish and village, in Hartismere hundred, union, and deanery, Eye county court district, Suffolk archdeaconry, and diocese of .Norwich. West Suffolk, 3 miles north from Mendlesham, 5 south-west from Eye, 3 north-east from Finningkam station, and 88 from London. The church of St. Andrew is a small old building, and has in its tower 6 bells: it was restored in 1858. The register commences in 1682. The living is a vicarage, the vicarial tithes commuted in 1839 at £130 per annum, and the rectorial at £422, in the gift of, and held by, the Rev. Castell Garrard, M.A ., of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Under an ancient oak, on Wizard Farm, many Saxon coins of Harold and Edward the Confessor have been found, which are deposited in the British Museum. The Hall, rebuilt in 1845- 6, situated in a pretty part of the village, is n handsome building, now the residence of the vicar of the parish. There is a small school, supported by the incumbent and the parishioners. The Wesleyans have a small chapel here. Here are some fine oaks. Lord Henniker, M.P., is lord of the manor. The greater part of the soil belongs to J. G. Sbeppard, Esq., of Campsey Ashe, Lord Henniker, M.P., of Thornham Magna, G. E. Frere, Esq., of Roydon, Charles Tyrell, Esq., of Haughley, E. B. Venn, Esq., of Freston, near Ipswich, and several small owners. It contains 1,170a. Ir. 25p. of fertile and well wooded land, and in 1861 contained 564 inhabitants. The gross estimated rental is £3,535, and rateable value £3,185.
    Parish Clerk, William Lock.
    Letters through Stonham, which is also the nearest money order office
    Parochial School, Mrs Eliza Bull, mistress Assistant Overseer, Henry Smith
    CARRIER TO IPSWICH.—Robert Davey, from his own house to the ' Sea Horse,' every Friday
    Garrard Rev. Castell, M.A. [vicar], The Hall
    Johnson Mr. Francis

    Barker James, pork butcher
    Battrum Thomas & Son, grocers & drapers, & at Gislingham
    Bendall Martha (Mrs.), Swan inn
    Bendall Thomas, blacksmith
    Bloomfield Charles, poulterer
    Bond Jonathan, shopkeeper
    Clarke Frederick, carpenter
    Cracknell Spencer, farmer
    Cracknell Thomas, farmer
    Davey Robert, carrier & grocer
    Edwards William Lea, farmer
    Freuer Frederick Goddard, farmer
    Grice John, wheelwright
    Hay ward Thomas, boot & shoe maker
    May John, shopkeeper
    Mouser Christiana (Miss), grocer
    Parker Charles, farmer
    Plowman George, farmer
    Pollard James, boot & shoe maker
    Potter Sidney, farmer
    Rose Charles, miller
    Rose James, jun. cattle dealer
    Rose James, sen. farmer
    Smith Charles, farmer
    Smith Hen. castrator & assist, overseer
    Steggall George, farmer
    Wade Sidney, shopkeeper
    Ward John, farmer, Abbey farm

    And Last updated on: Thursday, 08-Feb-2018 10:17:57 GMT