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Post Office Directory of 1865.

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WINGFIELD is a parish and pleasant village, in the hundred, union, and rural deanery of Hoxne, county court district of Harleston, archdeaconry of Suffolk, and diocese of Norwich, East Suffolk, 4 ½ miles south from Harleston, and 7 ½ north-east from Eye. The church of St. Andrew is a beautiful structure, with square tower containing 6 hells: the interior is lighted by twenty-four clerestory windows: the nave is supported by stone columns, and the chancel is of the most beautiful architecture, and contains three table monuments; on one are the effigies of Richard de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, and Catherine his wife, daughter of the Earl of Stafford; he died at Harfleur, 1415: on another is the effigy of William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, son of Earl Michael, prime minister to Henry VI.; he married Alice, daughter of Chaucer, the poet, and was beheaded on his passage to England, and afterwards interred here in 1450: on the other are the effigies of John de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, son of Duke William and Elizabeth his wife, sister to Edward IV.; he died in 1491: there are also other monuments to the Wingfields, formerly resident here, and one to the memory of the Rev. John Bicker, late incumbent of this parish. The chancel and nave of the church were restored in I860 at a cost of £1,000, of which £821 were given by the Church Commissioners, and £179 by the parishioners. The parish register dates from 1532. The living is a perpetual curacy, valued at £150 per annum, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and held by the Rev. Hunting Jollye, M.A., of Jesus College, Cambridge. Within half a mile of the village are the remains of Wingfield Castle, an ancient building, with towers, turreted walls, and battlements: it is surrounded by a deep moat, and the walls are still to be seen, with the drawbridge: it is the property of Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart., of Flixton, near Bungay: part of this castle is now converted into a farmhouse, and is occupied by Mr. Henry Sharp sen.: it is handsomely mantled with ivy, and has a good garden, &c. The land is fertile, and comprises two manors, of which Sir Robert Shafto Adair, Bart., and Sir Edward Clarence Kerrison, Bart., M.P., of Brome, are lords. The charities arise from 35 acres of land, which let at £50 per year, for the repairs of the church and use of the poor. There is a National school here, built in the churchyard in 1834. The population in 1861 was 593, and the area is 2,441 acres. The gross estimated rental is £3,973, and the rateable value is £3,418.
Parish Clerk, William Barber.
POST OFFICE.—Thos. Gambrill, receiver. Letters through Harleston, which is also the nearest money order office
National School, Mrs. Sophia Brown, mistress Assistant Overseer, Robert Gowing

Jollye Rev. Hunting, M.A. [incumbent], The Parsonage
Pretty Mr. George Fcnn

Alger William, farmer
Barber William, farmer
Bolton James, farmer
Bolton William, farmer
Bond Thomas, farmer
Brighton William, farmer, Park farm
Bryant John, miller
Bullock Henry, farmer
Davey John, farmer, Chickering hall
Farrow Robert, miller & farmer
Feavearyear Absalom, jun. farmer
FeaveryearAbsalom,sen.farmer.& carpenter
Filby John, farmer
Gambrill Thomas, grocer & draper
Gardner John, jun. farmer & maltster
Gardner John, sen. farmer
Gowing Robert, farmer & assistant overseer, Church farm
Gowing Samuel, farmer
Harris Samuel, farmer
Hart Richard, farmer
Keely Samuel, farmer
Ling John, farmer
Martin Robert, farmer
Mobbs Robert, blacksmith
Moss Abraham, beer retailer & thatcher
Precious William, blacksmith
Roper Charles, farmer
Sharp Henry, jun. farmer
Sharp Henry, sen. farmer, Castle farm
Soanes Mary Ann (Mrs.), King's Head
Tibbenham Walter, farmer
Walne Jane (Mrs.), farmer
Watson Henry, boot & shoe maker
Waterworth Joshua, farmer

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