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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

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